Pope's quotes: Aim higher

A quote from Pope Francis:

"At times in our lives, we aim lower rather than higher. At those times, it is good to realise that God remains faithful, even obstinate, in His love for us. The fact is, He loves us even more than we love ourselves. He believes in us even more than we believe in ourselves. He is always 'cheering us on'; He is our biggest fan. He is there for us, waiting with patience and hope, even when we turn in on ourselves and brood over our troubles and past injuries. But such brooding is unworthy of our spiritual stature! It is a kind of virus infecting and blocking everything; it closes doors and prevents us from getting up and starting over.  God, on the other hand, is hopelessly hopeful! He believes that we can always get up, and He hates to see us glum and gloomy."

-- Mass for World Youth Day, Krakow, Poland, July 31, 2016

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