God takes the first step

“It is always [God] who takes the first step: he comes to visit us with his mercy, to lift us up from the dust of our sins; he comes to extend a hand to us in order to enable us to return from the abyss into which our pride made us fall, and he invites us to receive the comforting truth of the Gospel and to walk on the paths of good.” — Pope Francis

Reflection: At some time in your life did pride keep you from turning to God for help in a challenging situation? If yes, who or what helped you to recognize that God was waiting and ready to show you mercy? If no, who or what helps you trust that God’s hand is always extended in love and mercy?

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God takes the first step

Thursday, January 24, 2019
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