Let us never tire of seeking the risen Christ who gives life in abundance to those who meet him. To find Christ means to discover peace in our hearts.
Just as when we were children, we were afraid to be alone in the dark and could only be assured by the presence of someone who loved us. Well this is exactly what happened on Holy Saturday, the voice of God resounded in the realm of death. The unimaginable occurred; namely, love penetrated Hell.
The cross expresses love, service, unreserved self-giving: it truly is the “tree of life”, of overabundant life. – Pope Francis
So when he had washed their feet and put his garments back on and reclined at table again, he said to them, “Do you realize what I have done for you? You call me ‘teacher’ and ‘master,’ and rightly so, for indeed I am. If I, therefore, the master and teacher, have washed your feet, you ought to wash one another’s feet.
The call to discipleship requires us to do more than study and pray. We are also called to act. The corporal works of mercy are a good way to think about concrete ways to help those around us. Practicing the works of mercy help us understand the needs of others.
Never forget that what gives value to a sacrifice is not the renouncement it demands but the quality of love which inspires the renouncement.
The center of confession is Jesus who waits for us, who listens to us and forgives us. – Pope Francis
The Mass cannot simply be “listened to”: it is also an expression incorrect, “I’m going to listen to Mass”
This quote from St. John Bosco reminds us to think before we act
In each act of service, in every work of mercy we perform, God manifests Himself; God sets His gaze upon the world. = Pope Francis