Closeness to Christ

“The desire for closeness to Christ requires us to draw near to our brothers and sisters, for nothing is more pleasing to the Father than a true sign of mercy. By its very nature, mercy becomes visible and tangible in specific and powerful acts.” — Pope Francis

Reflection: On a scale of 1(none at all) to 5(top priority), rate your current desire to be close to Jesus Christ. On the same scale, rate your current level of reaching out to show others mercy through concrete action. How do the two ratings compare to each other? What might you do during the rest of Lent to draw closer to Christ through specific actions of mercy?

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Spend a few minutes with Pope Francis each day. These daily reflections are sure to deepen your Catholic faith journey.


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Thursday, March 30, 2017
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