Pope's quotes: Love is the base

A quote from Pope Francis:

“At the base of everything there is love, that which God gives to us, that ‘is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.’ Even in the best of families, there is much to be endured, and it takes a lot of patience. Jesus Himself experienced education in the family.

Even in this case, the grace of Christ's love fulfils what is inscribed in human nature. How many excellent examples we have of Christian parents full of human wisdom! They show that good family education is the backbone of humanism. Its spread through society is the resource that allows us to compensate for the shortcomings, the wounds, the lack of paternity and maternity that affect the least fortunate children, and works true miracles.”

-- General audience, May 20, 2015

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