Instead of imposing new obligations, (Christians) should appear as people who wish to share their joy, who point to a horizon of beauty and who invite others to a delicious banquet.
Let us draw from the crib the joy and deep peace that Jesus comes to bring to the world.
We need saints without cassocks, without veils – we need saints with jeans and tennis shoes. We need saints that go to the movies that listen to music, that hang out with their friends (…)...
The problem is not in being sinners, the problem is when we don’t let ourselves be transformed in love by the encounter with Christ.
God never tires of forgiving us; we are the ones who tire of seeking his mercy.
We can get angry: it’s even healthy to get angry from time to time.
Before all else, the Gospel invites us to respond to the God of love who saves us, to see God in others and to go forth from ourselves to seek the good of others.
Let’s think of that moment when a woman washed the feet of Jesus with the nard, so expensive: it is a religious moment, a moment of gratitude, a moment of love. And he [Judas] stands...
To put it simply: the Holy Spirit bothers us. Because he moves us, he makes us walk, he pushes the Church to go forward. And we are like Peter at the Transfiguration: ‘Ah, how wonderful...
It is not ‘progressive’ to try to resolve problems by eliminating a human life.
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