Since faith is one, it must be professed in all its purity and integrity". Pope Francis/Pope Benedict

Tuesday, 27 November 2012

Pope John Paul the First: His final Angelus was his testament

Pope John Paul I 
Pope John Paul I reigned very briefly, yet he left us a number of  spiritual pearls. I came across this and would like to share it with you. It is from the Holy Father's final Angelus Address prior to his death. In part the Holy Father wrote: 

People sometimes say: "we are in a society that is all rotten, all dishonest." That is not true. There are still so many good people, so many honest people. Rather, what can be done to improve society? I would say: let each of us try to be good and to infect others with a goodness imbued with the meekness and love taught by Christ. Christ's golden rule was: "do not do to others what you do not want done to yourself. Do to others what you want done to yourself." 'And he always gave. Put on the cross, not only did he forgive those who crucified him, but he excused them. He said: "Father, forgive them for they know not what they do." This is Christianity, these are sentiments which, if put into practice would help society so much.

The full Address may be read here

1 comment:

Jeanne Holler said...

Love is the answer and Pope John Paul I encourages in his address here to LOVE and to Love will always be victorious !
Thanks be to God !
Let us LOVE each and everyday fully and to the end !
Pope Joh Paul I , pray for us !