Pope’s quotes: The Gospel is mercy

A quote from Pope Francis:

Mercy is the word that summarizes the Gospel; we might say that it is the 'face' of Christ, that face that He showed when he went towards everyone, when he healed the sick, when he shared a table with the sinners, and especially when, nailed to the cross, he forgave: there we find the face of divine mercy. And the Lord calls upon us to be 'channels' of this love firstly towards the least among us, the poorest, who are privileged in His eyes. Let yourselves be continually challenged by the situations of fragility and poverty with which you come into contact, and endeavor to offer in the appropriate ways the witness of charity that the Spirit infuses in your hearts”

“Mercy will allow you to open up promptly to current needs and to be industriously present in the new areopagus of evangelization, prioritizing -- even if this may involve sacrifices -- openness towards those situations of extreme need, symptomatic of the maladies of today's society.”

-- Audience with General Chapter of the Priests of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, June 5, 2015

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