Pope’s quotes: At the table

A quote from Pope Francis:

“This is the time at which we willingly return home to find ourselves at the same table, surrounded by affection, the good we have done and received, the encounters that have warmed the heart or helped it grow, the good wine that offers us a glimpse in our days of the feast without end. It is also the most difficult time for those who find themselves face to face with their own solitude, in the bitter twilight of shattered dreams and unfulfilled plans: how many people pass their days in the blind alley of resignation, neglect, even rancor; in how many homes is there a lack of the good wine of joy and thus of the flavor, the very knowledge, of life.”

— Prayer vigil for Synod of Bishops on family, Oct. 5, 2014

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