A quote from Pope Francis:
"God doesn't treat us according to our sins. Punishment becomes an instrument for provoking reflection. This makes it clear that God forgives his people. He gives grace and doesn't destroy everything but always leaves the door open to hope. Salvation involves the decision to listen and let oneself be converted but it always remains a free gift."
-- General audience, March 2, 2016
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