Pastoral Notes 15th January, 2017

Pope Francis from http://www.cssrredemptoristi.com/english/scalanews/pope-at-angelus-love-of-god-and-neighbour-are-inseparable/
From Pope Francis’ Christmas Day Blessing
“The power of this child, Son of God and Son of Mary, is not the power of this world, based on might and wealth; it is the power of love. It is the power which created the heavens and the earth, which gives life to all creation: plants, minerals and animals; it is the force which attracts a man and woman, and makes them one flesh, one single existence; it is the power which gives new birth, pardons faults, reconciles enemies, and transforms evil into good. It is the power of God. This power of love led Jesus Christ to strip himself of his glory and become man; it led him to give his life on the cross and to rise from the dead. It is the power of service, which inaugurates in our world the Kingdom of God, a kingdom of justice and peace”.