Pope's quotes: Promise of life

A quote from Pope Francis:

“We adults refer to children as a promise of life. And we are easily moved by this, saying that the young are our future. But I wonder, at times, if we are equally serious about their future! A question that we should ask more often is this: how faithful are we to the promises we make to children when we bring them into our world? Welcome and care, closeness and attention, trust and hope, are all basic promises, that may be summarized in one word: love. This is the best way to welcome a human being into the world, and we all learn this before being aware of it. It is a promise that a man and a woman make to every child, from the moment he or she is conceived in their thoughts.”

-- General audience, Oct. 14, 2015

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