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Pope’s quotes: Jesus invites us

 |  The Francis Chronicles

A quote from Pope Francis:

“He invites us, indeed he almost orders us to come forth from the tomb in which our sins have buried us. He insistently calls us out of the darkness of the prison in which we have confined ourselves, content with a life of falsehood, selfishness, and mediocrity. … It is an invitational for all of us to true freedom. … An invitation to free ourselves of our bonds, the bonds of pride.

Because it is pride that makes us into slaves, slaves to ourselves, slaves to many idols, to many things. Our resurrection begins here: when we decide to obey Jesus’ command to come into the light, to life; when the shroud falls from our faces — often we are shrouded by sin, and these shrouds must fall away! — and we rediscover the courage of our original face, created in the image and semblance of God.

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There is no limit to the divine mercy offered to all. The Lord is always ready to lift the tombstone of our sins, that separate us from Him, the light of the living.”

-- Angelus, Vatican Apostolic Palace, April 7, 2014

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