Pope's quotes: Love above all things

A quote from Pope Francis:

“ ‘Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.’ Here, in four words, is a spiritual and pastoral program of life. The love of Christ, poured into our hearts by the Holy Spirit, enables us to live like this, to be like this: as persons always ready to forgive: always ready to trust, because we are full of faith in God; always ready to inspire hope, because we ourselves are full of hope in God; persons ready to bear patiently every situation and each of our brothers and sisters, in union with Christ, who bore with love the burden of our sins.

“Dear brothers, this comes to us not from ourselves, but from God. God is love and he accomplishes all this in us if only we prove docile to the working of his Holy Spirit. This, then, is how we are to be: ‘incardinated’ and docile. The more we are ‘incardinated’ in the Church of Rome, the more we should become docile to the Spirit, so that charity can give form and meaning to all that we are all that we do. Incardinated in the Church which presides in charity, docile to the Holy Spirit who pours into our hearts the love of God.”

— Homily at the consistory and creation of 20 new cardinals, Feb. 14, 2015

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