Journey With The Pope – 9/5/2020

SATURDAY, MAY 9, 2020 

“The Lord always consoles in closeness, with truth and hope. They are the three features of the Lord’s consolation, in closeness — never distant: I am here…“I am here.” The strength of closeness, of presence, and He speaks little, but is close. A second feature of Jesus’ closeness, of Jesus’ way of consoling is truth: Jesus is truthful. He doesn’t say formal things that are lies: “No, stay calm, everything will pass, nothing will happen, it will pass, things pass…” No, He says the truth…We are before death; it’s the truth. And He says it simply and He even says it meekly, without wounding. And this is the third feature: Jesus consoles in hope. He doesn’t say “No, you won’t suffer, it’s nothing…” No. He says the truth: “I am close to you; this is the truth: it’s an awful moment, of danger, of death. However, don’t trouble your heart. Remain in that peace, that peace which is at the base of every consolation, because I will come and will take you by the hand where I shall be.” It’s not easy to let oneself be consoled by the Lord. Often, in bad moments, we get angry with the Lord and we don’t let Him come and speak to us this way, with this gentleness, with this closeness, with this meekness, with this truth and with this hope. Let us ask for the grace to allow ourselves to be consoled by the Lord. The Lord’s consolation is truthful and doesn’t deceive. It’s not anesthesia, no, but it’s close, it’s truthful and it opens to us the doors of hope.”

Pope Francis 

 Saturday of the Fourth Week of Easter

Psalm 98

All the ends of the earth have seen the saving power of God.

Sing to the LORD a new song,
for he has done wondrous deeds;
His right hand has won victory for him,
his holy arm.

All the ends of the earth have seen the saving power of God.

The LORD has made his salvation known:
in the sight of the nations he has revealed his justice.
He has remembered his kindness and his faithfulness
toward the house of Israel.

All the ends of the earth have seen the saving power of God.

All the ends of the earth have seen
the salvation by our God.
Sing joyfully to the LORD, all you lands;
break into song; sing praise.

All the ends of the earth have seen the saving power of God.

Blessings from Team MISSIO!

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