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September 26 2013

Words of pope Francis

But to all, to you all, I say “do not let yourself be robbed of hope!

Do not let yourselves be robbed of hope!" Let us help each other with solidarity. Hope carries us onwards

 
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But to all, to you all,  I say “do not let yourself be robbed of hope! Do not let yourselves be robbed of hope!"

Perhaps hope is like embers under the ashes; let us help each other with solidarity, blowing on the ashes to rekindle the flame. But hope carries us onwards. That is not optimism, it is something else. However hope does not belong to any one person, we all create hope! We must sustain hope in everyone, among all of you and among all of us who are far away. Hope is both yours and ours. It is something that belongs to everyone! This is why I am saying to you: “do not let yourselves be robbed of hope!”. But let us be cunning, for the Lord tells us that idols are more clever than we are. The Lord asks us to have the wisdom of serpents and the innocence of doves. Let us acquire this cunning and call things by their proper name. At this time, in our economic system, in our proposed globalized system of life there is an idol at the centre and this is unacceptable! Let us all fight so that there may be men and women, families, all of us at the centre — at least of our own life — so that hope can make headway.... “Do not let yourselves be robbed of hope!”.

(Pastoral visit to Cagliari, 22 September 2013)


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