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Pope’s August 17 Tweet Reminds us of God’s Goodness and Mercy

“May nothing stop you from living and growing in your Heavenly Father’s friendship”

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Pope Francis @Pontifex reminded followers in his August 17, 2017 Tweet of God’s continuing goodness and mercy:
“May nothing stop you from living and growing in your Heavenly Father’s friendship, and from witnessing to His infinite goodness and mercy.”
 The Holy Father has been consistent with his message of God’s mercy.  In his August 15, 2017, Angelus remarks for the Feast of the Assumption he said, “By bringing Jesus, Our Lady brings to us also a new joy, full of meaning. She brings to us a new capacity to go through painful and difficult moments with faith; She brings us the capacity of mercy, to forgive one another, to understand each other, to support one another.”
At the close of the Jubilee Year of Mercy on November 20, 2016, the Pope stressed the role that mercy continues to play in our lives: “So many pilgrims have crossed the threshold of the Holy Doors, and far away from the clamor of the daily news they have tasted the great goodness of the Lord. We give thanks for this, as we recall how we have received mercy in order to be merciful, in order that we too may become instruments of mercy. Let us go forward on this road together. May our Blessed Lady accompany us, she who was also close to the Cross, she who gave birth to us there as the tender Mother of the Church, who desires to gather all under her mantle. Beneath the Cross, she saw the good thief receive pardon, and she took Jesus’ disciple as her son. She is Mother of Mercy, to whom we entrust ourselves: every situation we are in, every prayer we make, when lifted up to his merciful eyes, will find an answer.”

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