THE LIST OF POPE FRANCIS:
“When you gossip, you’re doing what Judas did, and you start tearing the other person to pieces. Every time you judge another in your heart or even worse when you speak ill of that person with others, you are killing him. There is no such thing as innocent slander.”
“Throwing away food is like stealing from the tables of the poor and hungry. Reflect on the problem of wasted and wasted food to identify ways and means that, by seriously addressing this problem, you are a vehicle of solidarity and sharing with those in need.”
• MAKE TIME FOR OTHERS.
“If the Pope can find time to be kind to others, if he can pause to say thank you, if he can take a moment to make someone feel appreciated, then so can I. You also can”. -Father James Martin
- CHOOSE THE MOST HUMBLE PURCHASE.
“Certainly, possessions, money and power can give a momentary thrill, the illusion of being happy, but they end up possessing you and making you want to always have more, never satisfied. Put God in your life, put your trust in Him, and you will never be disappointed.
- FIND THE POOR IN MEAT.
“Hospitality by itself is not enough. It is not enough to give a sandwich if it is not accompanied by the possibility of learning to fend for oneself. Charity that does not change the situation of the poor is not enough.
“If someone is gay and seeks the Lord with good will, who am I to judge? Let us not forget that hatred, envy and pride contaminate our lives.
- BECOME FRIENDS WITH THOSE WHO DISAGREE.
“When leaders from various fields ask me for advice, my response is always the same: dialogue, dialogue, dialogue. It is the only way for people, families and societies to grow, the only way for the life of peoples to progress, together with the culture of encounter, a culture in which everyone has something good to give and everyone can receive. something good in giving back. Others always have something to give you, if you know how to approach them with a spirit of openness and without prejudice”.
“I ask you to be revolutionaries, to swim against the current. Yes, I ask you to rebel against this culture that sees everything as temporary and ultimately believes that you are incapable of responsibility, that you are incapable of true love. I have confidence in you and I pray for you. Have the courage to swim against the current. Have the courage to be happy.”
- MAKE A HABIT OF ASKING THE LORD.
“Dear young people, some of you may not yet know what you will do with your lives. Ask the Lord, and He will show you the way. Young Samuel kept listening to the voice of the Lord calling him, but he did not understand or know what to say, however, with the help of the priest Eli, in the end he responded: ‘Speak, Lord, I am listening. ‘ (cf. 1 Sam 3, 1-10). You too can ask the Lord: What do you want me to do? Which way should I go?
• BE HAPPY.
“Joy is a pilgrim virtue; You can’t hold on by the heels, you have to let it go. It is a gift that walks, walks the path of life, that walks with God. Preaching and announcing it is proclaiming joy, which lengthens and widens the path”.