Please look at the speech that was read yesterday at retirement by the Pope.
Regardless of religion, see how Pope Francis has beautifully written about the family.
FAMILY, PLACE OF FORGIVENESS …
© There is no perfect family.
© We do not have perfect parents,
– we are not perfect,
We do not marry a perfect person or we do not have perfect children.
© We have complaints from each other.
© We are constantly disappointed.
© There is no healthy marriage or healthy family without the exercise of forgiveness.
© Forgiveness is vital to our emotional health and spiritual survival. Without forgiveness, the family becomes an arena of conflict and a fortress of evil.
© Without forgiveness, the family becomes sick.
© Forgiveness is the asepsis of the soul, the purification of the spirit and the liberation of the heart.
He who does not forgive does not have peace in his soul or communion with God.
© Evil is a poison that intoxicates and kills.
© Keeping heartache in your heart is a self-destructive gesture. It’s autophagy.
© Those who do not forgive are physically, emotionally and spiritually ill.
For this reason, the family must be a place of life and not a place of death;
a place of paradise and not a place of hell;
A healing territory and not a disease;
an internship of forgiveness and not guilt.
Forgiveness brings joy where sorrow has brought sadness; of the
Healing where sorrow has caused the disease.
A family is a place of support and not of gossip and slander of one another. Shame those who plant evil about others. We are family and not enemies.
When anyone is going through a challenge all they need is support.
¤ Pope Francisco
Please send to all the families you know. This could help extinguish some family battles!