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God Does Not Ask Us to Extraordinary Things, But to Let God Act in Our Lives

Pope Francis Reminds Young, Elderly, & Newlyweds That Without God, We Can Do Nothing

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Christ does not ask us to extraordinary things, but to let God act in our lives.
Pope Francis gave this reminder during today’s General Audience, Oct. 24, 2018, when addressing the young, elderly and newlyweds in St. Peter’s Square toward the conclusion of the weekly encounter.
«Dear friends, Christ’s Gospel message does not ask us to do extraordinary things, but to let God act in our lives. He told us: «Without me, you can do nothing'(Jn 15:5).»
«The Christian life is the meeting of our weakness with the strength of God’s grace, which allows us to live a full and joyful life every day, where charity means doing everything with joy and humility, for the glory of God and for the good of men.»

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Deborah Castellano Lubov

Deborah Castellano Lubov is Senior Vatican & Rome Correspondent for ZENIT; author of 'The Other Francis' ('L'Altro Francesco') featuring interviews with those closest to the Pope and preface by Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Parolin (currently published in 5 languages); Deborah is also NBC & MSNBC Vatican Analyst. She often covers the Pope's travels abroad, often from the Papal Flight (including for historic trips such as to Abu Dhabi and Japan & Thailand), and has also asked him questions on the return-flight press conference on behalf of the English-speaking press present. Lubov has done much TV & radio commentary, including for NBC, Sky, EWTN, BBC, Vatican Radio, AP, Reuters and more. She also has contributed to various books on the Pope and has written for various Catholic publications. For 'The Other Francis': or

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