Pope’s quotes: Be reconciled with God

A quote from Pope Francis:

“The Lord never ceases to have mercy on us, or to offer his forgiveness once again, whenever we are in need of it, inviting us to turn to him with a renewed heart, purified of evil, purified by tears, in order to participate in His joy. How can we accept this invitation? St. Paul suggests to us: ‘We implore you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God.’ This effort of conversion is not simply a human task: it is allowing oneself to be reconciled. The reconciliation between us and God is possible thanks to the mercy of the Father, Who out of love for us, did not hesitate to sacrifice His only Son. … In Him, we can become righteous, in Him we can change, if we welcome God’s grace and do not allow the ‘favorable time’ to pass by in vain. Please, let us stop for a moment and let ourselves be reconciled with God.”

— Homily for Ash Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015

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