Pope’s quotes: Faith is not an inheritance

A quote from Pope Francis:

“Faith is not a mere cultural inheritance, but rather a gift, a gift born of the personal encounter with Jesus and the free and joyful acceptance of the new life He offers us. … Awaken and arouse sincere faith, promote preparation for marriage and the accompanying of families, whose vocation is to be the native place for coexistence in love, the original cell of society, transmitter of life and domestic church where faith is forged and lived out. An evangelized family is a valuable agent of evangelization.”

-- Audience with Spanish Episcopal Conference, March 3, 2014

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