When speaking about the importance of the homily in his recent exhortation "The Joy of the Gospel" Pope Francis commented that both the people and the preachers "suffer...
a prayer encouragement for the feast of Francis.
Abundant human life becomes possible only when lived in intimate relationship with God
Take a moment to imagine Jesus pointing you out in the crowd, calling you by name, and inviting you to follow.
The cross is not just a difficulty or an obstacle, but when carried through suffering to death, IS the pathway to life.
only by recognising one is loved do we at last enter into a truly mature, familial and free relationship with God.