Pope Francis: Angelus, “do not divide, but share”, “chatter is a lethal weapon”

Pope Francis: Angelus, “do not divide, but share”, “chatter is a lethal weapon”
Pope Francis: Angelus, “do not divide, but share”, “chatter is a lethal weapon”
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“God is mercy. His justice is merciful. Let us take him by the hand.” This is the Pope’s invitation during yesterday’s Angelus, which was attended by about 30,000 people. “God wanted to save us by going himself to the bottom of the abyss of death, so that every man, even those who have fallen so low as to no longer see heaven, can find the hand of God to cling to and rise from the darkness to see the light for which he was made”, Francis explained quoting Benedict XVI: “We too, disciples of Jesus, are called to exercise justice in this way, in our relationships with others, in the Church, in society: not with harshness of those who judge and condemn by dividing people into good and bad, but with the mercy of those who welcome, sharing the wounds and fragility of sisters and brothers, to raise them up. I would like to put it like this: not by dividing, but by sharing. Do not divide, but share”. “Let’s do as Jesus did”, the final exhortation: “let’s share, let’s carry each other’s burdens instead of chatting and destroying, let’s look at each other with compassion, let’s help each other. Let’s ask ourselves: am I a person who divides or shares? Let’s think for a bit: am I a disciple of Jesus’ love or a disciple of gossip, which divides?”. “Gossip is a lethal weapon: it kills, it kills love, it kills society, it kills brotherhood”, the Pope reiterated: “Let us ask ourselves: am I a person who divides or a person who shares?”.


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