A quote from Pope Francis:
"The Church, dear families, is always beside you to help you build your home on the rock Jesus spoke of. And I assure you that if you are capable of journeying ever more decisively along the path of the Beatitudes, learning and teaching to forgive each other, then in all the great family of the Church the capacity to bear witness to the renewing power of God's forgiveness will grow.
Otherwise, we will give beautiful sermons and perhaps even cast out the odd demon, but in the end the Lord will not recognize us as His disciples, as we have not been able to forgive or to allow ourselves to be forgiven. Christian families can truly do much for today's society, and also for the Church. … Let us pray that families may be increasingly able to live and build concrete roads to reconciliation, where no-one feels abandoned to the burden of his own trespasses.”
Thanks to everyone who supported our Fall Member Drive!
-- Weekly general audience, Nov. 4, 2015
Editor’s note: We can send you a biweekly email alert with content from The Francis Chronicles. Follow the directions on our email alert signup page.