Papal Closing Prayer 31 Oct 2019

Most of October I have been quoting Pope Francis from his exhortation: Gaudete et Exsultate. Each of us is called to holiness for "my own good and the good of all the church."

Rejoice and be Glad (Gaudete et Exsultate)

175. When, in God's presence, we examine our life's journey, no areas can be off limits. In all aspects of life we can continue to grow and offer something greater to God, even in those areas we find most difficult. We need, though, to ask the Holy Spirit to liberate us and to expel the fear that makes us ban him from certain parts of our lives. God asks everything of us, yet he also gives everything to us. He does not want to enter our lives to cripple or diminish them, but to bring them to fulfilment. Discernment, then, is not a solipsistic self-analysis or a form of egotistical introspection, but an authentic process of leaving ourselves behind in order to approach the mystery of God, who helps us to carry out the mission to which he has called us, for the good of our brothers and sisters.

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A prayer of Pope Francis.

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