Pope’s quotes: Peacemakers

A quote from Pope Francis:

“Dear friends, let these words of Jesus resound in our hearts: ‘Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God.’ Let us ask sincerely for forgiveness for all the times in which we have caused division or misunderstanding within our communities, knowing well that communion is not achieved except through constant conversion. What is conversion? It is asking the Lord for the grace not to speak ill, not to criticize, not to gossip, to love everyone. It is a grace which the Lord gives us. This is what it means to convert the heart. And let us ask that the daily fabric of our relationships may become an ever more beautiful and joyous reflection of the relationship between Jesus and the Father.”

— General audience, St. Peter’s Square, Aug. 27, 2014

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