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From 2020 to 2021 — The greatest and truest reality of life: Jesus lives; Jesus loves me

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Kathleen N. Hattrup - published on 12/31/20

12 sweet moments with Pope Francis as we leave disappointments in the past and turn forward in hope.

In April, in the midst of the lockdown in Italy, Pope Francis offered a reflection on the disciples of Emmaus, during an address before praying the midday Regina Caeli.

He urged letting go of the disappoints of the past, and turning forward in hope, looking at the “greatest and truest reality of life: Jesus lives.”

As 2020 draws to a close, let us reflect on the graces of the year, leaving our weaknesses in God’s mercy.

Here is the turning point: to stop circling around oneself, the disappointments of the past, the unrealized ideals, the many bad things that have happened in our life. Very often we tend to keep going around and around… Set that aside and look at the greatest and truest reality of life: Jesus lives, Jesus loves me. This is the greatest reality. And I can do something for others. It is a beautiful reality: positive, bright, beautiful! The turning point is this: passing from thoughts about myself to the reality of my God …

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