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50 Pope Francis Quotes on Love and Hope (FAITH)

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“Together with a culture of work, there must be a culture of leisure as gratification. To put it another way: people who work must take the time to relax, to be with their families, to enjoy themselves, read, listen to music, play a sport.”

Pope Francis
God never gives someone a gift they are not capable of receiving. If he gives us the gift of Christmas, it is because we all have the ability to understand and receive it.
God never gives someone a gift they are not capable of receiving. If he gives us the gift of Christmas, it is because we all have the ability to understand and receive it.
Life is a journey. When we stop, things don't go right.
Life is a journey. When we stop, things don’t go right.
The media only writes about the sinners and the scandals, he said, but that's normal, because a tree that falls makes more noise than a forest that grows.
The media only writes about the sinners and the scandals, he said, but that’s normal, because a tree that falls makes more noise than a forest that grows.
Human rights are not only violated by terrorism, repression or assassination, but also by unfair economic structures that creates huge inequalities.
Human rights are not only violated by terrorism, repression or assassination, but also by unfair economic structures that creates huge inequalities.
Find new ways to spread the word of God to every corner of the world.
Find new ways to spread the word of God to every corner of the world.

“I am always wary of decisions made hastily. I am always wary of the first decision, that is, the first thing that comes to my mind if I have to make a decision. This is usually the wrong thing. I have to wait and assess, looking deep into myself, taking the necessary time.”

Pope Francis
Grace is not part of consciousness; it is the amount of light in our souls, not knowledge nor reason.
Grace is not part of consciousness; it is the amount of light in our souls, not knowledge nor reason.
Although the life of a person is in a land full of thorns and weeds, there is always a space in which the good seed can grow. You have to trust God.
Although the life of a person is in a land full of thorns and weeds, there is always a space in which the good seed can grow. You have to trust God.
A little bit of mercy makes the world less cold and more just.
A little bit of mercy makes the world less cold and more just.

“Instead of being just a church that welcomes and receives by keeping the doors open, let us try also to be a church that finds new roads, that is able to step outside itself and go to those who do not attend Mass, to those who have quit or are indifferent.”

Pope Francis
The worship of the golden calf of old has found a new and heartless image in the cult of money and the dictatorship of an economy which is faceless and lacking any truly human goal.
The worship of the golden calf of old has found a new and heartless image in the cult of money and the dictatorship of an economy which is faceless and lacking any truly human goal.
We must restore hope to young people, help the old, be open to the future, spread love. Be poor among the poor. We need to include the excluded and preach peace.
We must restore hope to young people, help the old, be open to the future, spread love. Be poor among the poor. We need to include the excluded and preach peace.

“I prefer a church which is bruised, hurting and dirty because it has been out on the streets, rather than a church which is unhealthy from being confined and from clinging to its own security.”

Pope Francis
Where there is no work, there is no dignity.
Where there is no work, there is no dignity.

17 Inspirational Pope Francis Quotes About Life and Blessings

“Since many of you do not belong to the Catholic Church and others are non-believers, from the bottom of my heart I give this silent blessing to each and every one of you, respecting the conscience of each one of you but knowing that each one of you is a child of God.”

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God never tires of forgiving us; we are the ones who tire of seeking his mercy.
God never tires of forgiving us; we are the ones who tire of seeking his mercy.
From my point of view, God is the light that illuminates the darkness, even if it does not dissolve it, and a spark of divine light is within each of us.
From my point of view, God is the light that illuminates the darkness, even if it does not dissolve it, and a spark of divine light is within each of us.
A person who thinks only about building walls, wherever they may be, and not building bridges is not Christian. This is not in the Gospel.
A person who thinks only about building walls, wherever they may be, and not building bridges is not Christian. This is not in the Gospel.
The Lord has redeemed all of us, all of us, with the blood of Christ: all of us, not just Catholics. Everyone! 'Father, the atheists?' Even the atheists. Everyone!
The Lord has redeemed all of us, all of us, with the blood of Christ: all of us, not just Catholics. Everyone! ‘Father, the atheists?’ Even the atheists. Everyone!
A beautiful homily, a genuine sermon, must begin with the first proclamation, with the proclamation of salvation. There is nothing more solid, deep and sure than this proclamation.
A beautiful homily, a genuine sermon, must begin with the first proclamation, with the proclamation of salvation. There is nothing more solid, deep and sure than this proclamation.

“When we walk without the cross, when we build without the cross and when we proclaim Christ without the cross, we are not disciples of the Lord. We are worldly. We may be bishops, priests, cardinals, popes, all of this, but we are not disciples of the Lord.”

Pope Francis
Worshipping is stripping ourselves of our idols, even the most hidden ones, and choosing the Lord as the centre, as the highway of our lives.
Christmas is joy, religious joy, an inner joy of light and peace.
Christmas is joy, religious joy, an inner joy of light and peace.
Abortion isn't a lesser evil, it's a crime. Taking one life to save another, that's what the Mafia does. It's a crime. It's an absolute evil.
Abortion isn’t a lesser evil, it’s a crime. Taking one life to save another, that’s what the Mafia does. It’s a crime. It’s an absolute evil.
To say that you can kill in the name of God is blasphemy.
To say that you can kill in the name of God is blasphemy.
Wretched are those who are vindictive and spiteful.
Wretched are those who are vindictive and spiteful.
Money has to serve, not to rule.
Money has to serve, not to rule.
This is the struggle of every person: be free or be a slave.
This is the struggle of every person: be free or be a slave.
No one can grow if he does not accept his smallness.
No one can grow if he does not accept his smallness.
Situations can change; people can change. Be the first to seek to bring good. Do not grow accustomed to evil, but defeat it with good.
Situations can change; people can change. Be the first to seek to bring good. Do not grow accustomed to evil, but defeat it with good.

“Jesus teaches us another way: Go out. Go out and share your testimony, go out and interact with your brothers, go out and share, go out and ask. Become the Word in body as well as spirit.”

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18 Pope Francis Quotes on Happiness and Serving Others

Among us, who is above must be in service of the others. This doesn't mean we have to wash each other's feet every day, but we must help one another.
Among us, who is above must be in service of the others. This doesn’t mean we have to wash each other’s feet every day, but we must help one another.

“Each of us has a vision of good and of evil. We have to encourage people to move towards what they think is good… Everyone has his own idea of good and evil and must choose to follow the good and fight evil as he conceives them. That would be enough to make the world a better place.”

Pope Francis
A good Catholic meddles in politics, offering the best of himself, so that those who govern can govern. But what is the best that we can offer to those who govern Prayer!
A good Catholic meddles in politics, offering the best of himself, so that those who govern can govern. But what is the best that we can offer to those who govern? Prayer!

“Every man, every woman who has to take up the service of government, must ask themselves two questions: ‘Do I love my people in order to serve them better? Am I humble and do I listen to everybody, to diverse opinions in order to choose the best path?’ If you don’t ask those questions, your governance will not be good.”

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We need to avoid the spiritual sickness of a church that is wrapped up in its own world: when a church becomes like this, it grows sick.
We need to avoid the spiritual sickness of a church that is wrapped up in its own world: when a church becomes like this, it grows sick.

“We have observed that, in society and the world in which we live, selfishness has increased more than love for others, and that men of good will must work, each with his own strengths and expertise, to ensure that love for others increases until it is equal and possibly exceeds love for oneself.”

Pope Francis
If someone is gay and he searches for the Lord and has good will, who am I to judge We shouldn't marginalise people for this. They must be integrated into society.
If someone is gay and he searches for the Lord and has good will, who am I to judge? We shouldn’t marginalise people for this. They must be integrated into society.

“This is important: to get to know people, listen, expand the circle of ideas. The world is crisscrossed by roads that come closer together and move apart, but the important thing is that they lead towards the Good.”

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I believe in God - not in a Catholic God; there is no Catholic God. There is God, and I believe in Jesus Christ, his incarnation.
I believe in God – not in a Catholic God; there is no Catholic God. There is God, and I believe in Jesus Christ, his incarnation.
Jesus is my teacher and my pastor, but God, the Father, Abba, is the light and the Creator. This is my Being.
Jesus is my teacher and my pastor, but God, the Father, Abba, is the light and the Creator. This is my Being.
Truth, according to the Christian faith, is God's love for us in Jesus Christ. Therefore, truth is a relationship.
Truth, according to the Christian faith, is God’s love for us in Jesus Christ. Therefore, truth is a relationship.

“I see the church as a field hospital after battle. It is useless to ask a seriously injured person if he has high cholesterol and about the level of his blood sugars. You have to heal his wounds. Then we can talk about everything else.”

Pope Francis
It is true that going out on to the street implies the risk of accidents happening, as they would to any ordinary man or woman. But if the church stays wrapped up in itself, it will age.
It is true that going out on to the street implies the risk of accidents happening, as they would to any ordinary man or woman. But if the church stays wrapped up in itself, it will age.
If I had to choose between a wounded church that goes out on to the streets and a sick, withdrawn church, I would definitely choose the first one.
If I had to choose between a wounded church that goes out on to the streets and a sick, withdrawn church, I would definitely choose the first one.

“These days there is a lot of poverty in the world, and that’s a scandal when we have so many riches and resources to give to everyone. We all have to think about how we can become a little poorer.”

Pope Francis
We must always walk in the presence of the Lord, in the light of the Lord, always trying to live in an irreprehensible way.
We must always walk in the presence of the Lord, in the light of the Lord, always trying to live in an irreprehensible way.
The confessional is not a torture chamber, but the place in which the Lord's mercy motivates us to do better.
The confessional is not a torture chamber, but the place in which the Lord’s mercy motivates us to do better.
Living together is an art. It's a patient art, it's a beautiful art, it's fascinating.
Living together is an art. It’s a patient art, it’s a beautiful art, it’s fascinating.

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