Francis 4 Oct 2019
Today is the feast of saint Francis. In the morning in prayer I asked God:
What is the number one thing where you want me to grow? I felt:
charity. This is being a channel of his love towards others.
Rejoice and be Glad (Gaudete et Exsultate)
I quote item 1 from the exhortation of pope Francis:
Rejoice and be glad (Matt 5:12), Jesus tells those persecuted or humiliated for his sake. The Lord asks everything of us, and in return he offers us true life, the happiness for which we were created. He wants us to be saints and not to settle for a bland and mediocre existence. The call to holiness is present in various ways from the very first pages of the Bible. We see it expressed in the Lord's words to Abraham:
Walk before me, and be blameless. (Gen 17:1)
The booklet of the Pope is much worth to read. May your spirit be strengthened by the words of our Pope.