Pope’s quotes: Two faces

A quote from Pope Francis:

“In the midst of the dense forest of precepts and prescriptions — the legalisms of yesterday and today — Jesus opens up a gap through which we can glimpse two faces: the face of the Father and that of the brother. He does not give us two rules or two precepts; he gives us two faces. Or rather, it is one face: that of God that is reflected in the faces of so many, because in the face of every brother and sister, especially the least, the fragile, the helpless and the needy, the very image of God is present.

In this way, Jesus offers every man and woman the fundamental criteria on which to base their lives. But above all, He gives us the Holy Spirit, which enables us to love God and our neighbor like Him, with a free and generous heart. Through the intercession of Mary, our Mother, let us open ourselves to receive this gift of love, always to follow the path of this law, of the two faces that are one face, the law of love.”

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— Angelus, St. Peter’s Square, Oct. 26, 2014

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