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Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Perseverance, Patience and Meekness

From the Exhortation on Holiness, the Fourth Chapter where Pope Francis talks about some of the signs of holiness.

#112. "The first of these great signs is solid grounding in the God who loves us and sustains us. This source of inner strength enables us to persevere amid life's ups and downs, but also to endure hostility, betrayal and failings on the part of others. 'If God is for us, who is against us?' (Rom 8:31): this is the source of the peace found in the saints. Such inner strength makes it possible for us, our our fast-paces, noisy and aggressive world. to give a witness of holiness through patience and constancy in doing good....."

#114. "We need to recognize and combat our aggressive and selfish inclinations, and not let them take root....When we feel overwhelmed, we can always cling to the anchor of prayer, which puts us back in God's hands and the source of our peace."....

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