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Pope Francis at Casa Santa Marta: God's love for us is “boundless”

2015-10-20

During his Tuesday morning homily at Casa Santa Marta, Pope Francis spoke of the "friendship” that God has with humanity. He said God gives "all of Himself” without limits.

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"God is not a petty God, He doesn’t know pettiness. He gives everything. God is not somebody who stays still: He is watching and waiting for us to convert. God is a God who goes out, He goes out to search, for each one of us. But is this true? Every day He searches, he is searching for us. As he already has done and already said, in the Parable of the lost sheep or the lost coin: He is searching. He is always doing this.”

The Pope added that humans can only make decisions and judgments from a limited perspective. Praying to God allows Him to guide us in the correct direction with his "boundless” love.

EXTRACTS FROM THE POPE'S HOMILY
(Source: Vatican Radio)

"Just as God gives us friendship in this case and all of us our salvation.  He gives and what will he give us when we carry out a good deed: Will he give us a good measure, crammed to the top, filled to the brim, overflowing… but all this makes us think about abundance and this word "abundance” is repeated three times in this reading.  God gives in abundance up to the point as Paul wrote in his final summing up: "But however much sin increased, grace was always greater.” It abounds everything.  And this is God’s love for us, without limits.  All of Himself.”

"God is not a petty God, He doesn’t know pettiness. He gives everything.  God is not somebody who stays still:  He is watching and waiting for us to convert. God is a God who goes out, He goes out to search, for each one of us. But is this true? Every day He searches, he is searching for us. As he already has done and already said, in the Parable of the lost sheep or the lost coin:  He is searching.  He is always doing this.”

"It’s true, we always tend to weigh up the situation or things with the measurements that we have and our measurements are small. For this reason, we’d do well to ask the Holy Spirit for this grace, pray to the Holy Spirit for the grace to draw closer, at least a little bit, in order to understand this love and have the desire to be embraced and kissed with that boundless love.” 


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