August 20, 2016

St. John XXIII's Advice on Living as a Disciple of Christ

St. John XXIII
We are not on earth as museum-keepers, but to cultivate a flourishing garden of life and to prepare for a glorious future. 
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Consult not your fears but your hopes and your dreams. Think not about your frustrations, but about your unfulfilled potential. Concern yourself not with what you tried and failed in, but with what it is still possible for you to do.
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If all men are in the likeness of God, why should I not love them all, why should I despise them? Should I not rather revere them? This is the reflection which must hold me back from in any way offending against my brothers, for I must remember that they are all made in the image of God and that perhaps their souls are more beautiful and dearer to God than my own.
— Pope St. John XXIII

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