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Pope’s quotes: Living with pain

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A quote from Pope Francis:

“The wrong attitude is that of living pain in a passive way, allowing oneself to be overcome by inertia, and resignation. The reaction of rebellion and denial, too, is not the right approach. Jesus teaches us to experience pain, accepting the reality of life with trust and hope, loving God and neighbor even in suffering: love transforms everything.”

-- Audience with Silent Workers of the Cross Associations — Volunteer Centers of Suffering, May 17, 2014

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