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Mercy, Pity and Piety

The Pope is holding some special audiences for the Year of Mercy. On May 14 he recalled that “True piety is a sign of God’s mercy and one of the seven gifts of the Holy Spirit, which the Lord gives to his disciples so that [...]
Tags: Joy, Love of God, Holy Spirit, Piety, mercy
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Mercy and Reconciliation

The Pope is giving some special audiences for the Year of Mercy. On April 30, he recalled that the “Jubilee of Mercy is a favorable time for everyone to discover the need for the tenderness and closeness of God our Father, and for turning back [...]
Tags: Joy, Love of God, Sacraments, Forgiveness, prodigal son, mercy
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Falling in love with God

“The beginning of the way, at the end of which you will find yourself completely carried away with love for Jesus, is a trusting love for Mary,” wrote St Josemaria as a very young man. For these days of the Immaculate Conception novena, leading up [...]
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You are God’s… and God is Yours

¿Have you ever thought: the Lord dreams about me? He thinks about me? I am in the mind, in the heart of the Lord? The Lord is capable of changing my life?, Pope Francis, March 16, 2015. I do not know how it strikes you…, but [...]
Tags: Love of God, Understanding, Divine sonship, Prayer, Interior life
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God Loves Us

The God of our faith is not a distant being, who contemplates our fate indifferently. He is a Father who loves his children ardently – a Creator God who overflows with love for those whom he creates. And he grants us the great privilege of [...]
Tags: Love of God, Divine sonship, God, Josemaria Escriva
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Is it Possible to Face Death Serenely?

“Jesus’ Resurrection does not only give us the certainty of life after death, it also illumines the very mystery of the death of each one of us. If we live united to Jesus, faithful to him, we will also be able to face the passage [...]
Tags: Love of God, Heaven, Cross, Faith, Grace, Death, happiness, life, eternity
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Working with love

Do everything for love You are ambitious: for knowledge, for leadership, for great ventures. Good. Very good. But let it be for Christ, for Love. The Way, no. 24 Do everything for Love. Thus there will be no little things: everything will be big. Perseverance in little things for [...]
Tags: Love of God, Faith, Rectitude of intention, Service, Work, God
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Wanting to want

“Everyone who comes to me and hears my words and does them, I will show you what he is like: he is like a man building a house, who dug deep, and laid the foundation upon rock; and when a flood arose, the stream broke [...]
Tags: Love of God, Ascetical struggle, Holy Purity, Interior life, Vocation
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The desire for God

My soul is longing and yearning for the courts of the Lord; my heart and my flesh cry out for the living God. Psalm 84:3 Allow your soul to be consumed by desires – desires for loving, for being forgotten, for holiness, for Heaven. Do not stop [...]
Tags: Love of God, Holy Spirit, Holiness
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Tell him, when you are alone, that you love him

Rest in divine filiation. God is a Father – your Father! – full of warmth and infinite love. Call him Father frequently and tell him, when you are alone, that you love him – that you love him very much! – and that you feel [...]
Tags: Love of God, Contemplation, Divine sonship, Prayer, Love, trust