Francis

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A small amount, if given with love, never ends, but becomes a source of life and happiness

A small amount, if given with love, never ends, but becomes a source of life and happiness. Such was the case with the jar of meal and jug of oil of the widow of Zarephath, who offered a cake of bread to the prophet Elijah (cf. 1 Kings17:7-16); it was also the case with the loaves blessed, broken and given by Jesus to the disciples to distribute to the crowd (cf. Mk 6:30-44). Such is the case too with our almsgiving, whether small or large, when offered with joy and simplicity.

(Message for Lent 2021)

It is a time to choose what matters and what passes away, a time to separate what is necessary from what is not

It is not the time of your judgement, but of our judgement: a time to choose what matters and what passes away, a time to separate what is necessary from what is not. It is a time to get our lives back on track with regard to you, Lord, and to others.

(Extraordinary moment of prayer, 27 March 2020)

When I am merciful, I am a true child of the Father

When I am merciful, I am a true child of the Father, because the Father is merciful.

(Tweet @Pontifex, 13 September 2018)

A LITTLE OR A LOT, IT IS ALL WELCOME.
GIVING IS A GIFT