Pope’s quotes: Experience God’s mercy

A quote from Pope Francis:

“The experience of God’s mercy, nourished by prayer and community, must shape all that you are, all that you do. Your chastity, poverty and obedience will be a joyful witness to God’s love in the measure that you stand firmly on the rock of his mercy. That is the rock. This is certainly the case with religious obedience. Mature and generous obedience requires that you cling in prayer to Christ who, taking the form of a servant, learned obedience through what he suffered. There are no shortcuts: God desires our hearts completely and this means we have to ‘let go’ and ‘go out’ of ourselves more and more.”

— Address to religious communities of Korea, Training Center “School of Love,” Kkottongnae, South Korea, Aug. 16, 2014

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