Pope Francis

On Friday, we witnessed a blessing like no other, in a time like no other, near the end of a Lenten season unlike any we have ever lived through.

A lonely man in white walked through an empty square in twilight, as rain fell and candles burned, and the world held its breath. And the words he offered us were urgent, heartfelt, relevant, and beautiful.

Using Mark 4,35-41, The Holy Father spoke for us all:

“Faith begins when we realize we are in need of salvation. We are not self-sufficient; by ourselves we flounder: we need the Lord, like ancient navigators needed the stars. Let us invite Jesus into the boats of our lives. Let us hand over our fears to him so that He can conquer them. Like the disciples, we will experience that with Him on board there will be no shipwreck. Because this is God’s strength: turning to the good everything that happens to us, even the bad things. He brings serenity into our storms, because with God life never dies.”

Pope Francis, March 27, 2020

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