“To live by faith means to put our lives in the hands of God, especially in our most difficult moments.” –Pope Francis. We are all excited for Pope Francis’ visit here in the Philippines. Pope Francis will visit the Philippines primarily to comfort Filipinos devastated by the typhoon and the earthquake that hit the Visayas. So we gather some inspiring Pope Francis’ Quotes for you.
1. “Let us ask the Lord for the grace not to speak badly of others, not to criticize, not to gossip, but rather to love everyone.”
Are you angry with someone? Pray for that person. That is what Christian love is. May we never talk about others behind their backs, but speak to them openly about what we think.
2. “The Lord always forgives us and walks at our side. We have to let him do that.”
God’s forgiveness is stronger than any sin. In life we all make many mistakes. Let us learn to recognize our errors and ask forgiveness. He never tires of forgiving us. God is pure mercy. God loves us always, even with our mistakes and sins. He says: “I am with you until the end of the world”.
3. “God’s love is unbounded: it has no limits!”
God loves us. May we discover the beauty of loving and being loved. The love of God is not generic. God looks with love upon every man and woman, calling them by name.
4. “Sunday is the Lord’s Day. Let us find time to be with him.”
The Lord’s Day in Christianity is generally Sunday, the day of communal worship. No matter how busy we are. We should find time to be with God. Because He always finds time just to be with us in neither difficulties nor happiness.
5. “The Lord put it clearly: you cannot serve two masters. You have to choose between God and money.”
When we do not adore God, we adore something else. Money and power are false idols which often take the place of God. When one lives attached to money, pride or power, it is impossible to be truly happy. If money and material things become the center of our lives, they seize us and make us slaves
6. “To change the world we must be good to those who cannot repay us.”
Never stop doing little things for others. Sometimes those little things occupy the biggest part of their hearts. What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead.
7. “It is God who gives life. Let us respect and love human life, especially vulnerable life in a mother’s womb.”
All life has inestimable value even the weakest and most vulnerable, the sick, the old, the unborn and the poor, are masterpieces of God’s creation, made in his own image, destined to live forever, and deserving of the utmost reverence and respect.
Even Christians can sometimes feel hopeless and powerless to overcome adversities. God can turn your situation around—and it could start happening today! If you believe with all your heart that God has something great around the corner for you, then hope will take over. God’s hope is such a powerful thing that it can keep you going when practically nothing else can. That’s because God’s hope will never fail or let you down, even if everything else does.