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Pope gives three keys to escape moments of sadness and pain

2017-06-09

Today in his homily at Casa Santa Marta, Pope Francis speaks about three ways to deal with and escape difficult moments of sadness and pain in one's life: prayer, patience and hope. 

POPE FRANCIS
"This is the attitude that saves us in the bad moments: prayer. Patience. Also, hope that God will listen to us and help us get through these bad moments. In moments of sadness, whether a little or lot, in the dark moments: prayer, patience and hope. Do not forget this."

He said that once God has liberated the person from the difficult moment, it is important to remember to give thanks and continue to pray with a heart of thanksgiving.

SUMMARY OF PAPAL HOMILY IN ENGLISH 

"We all have gone through bad, intense moments. None are as strong as this, but we know what it feels like in the dark moment, in the moment of pain, in times of difficulty, we know. But Sara thinks, 'If I kill myself, my parents will suffer.' Then, she stops and prays. Tobit says, 'But this is my life, let's go ahead' and he prays and prays. This is the attitude that saves us in the bad moments: prayer. Patience, because both are patient with their own pain. Also hope that God will listen to us and help us pass through these bad moments. In moments of sadness, only a little or lot, in the dark moments: prayer, patience and hope. Do not forget this."

"After the test, the Lord comes close to them and saves them. There are some beautiful, authentic moments like this, not those moments covered with beautiful makeup, where everything is artificial, a firework; this is not the beauty of the soul. What do both do in the beautiful moments? Thank God, extend their heart in a prayer of thanksgiving."

"While we, this weekend, read this Book, we ask for the grace to know and discern what happens in the bad moments of our lives and how to continue on. Also, what happens in the beautiful moments and to not be fooled by vanity."