Gaudete Et Exsultate

Posted: May 1, 2018 by CatholicJules in Personal Thoughts & Reflections

On Pope Francis’s Apostolic Exhortation Gaudete Et Exsultate

This is by no means a summary, for I do not want anyone to be deprived of this great treasure of treasures written by Pope Francis. To draw us closer to the heart of Jesus and to respond with zeal to our true calling; by virtue of our baptism…Holiness

Holiness which does not come from one’s own personal sanctification alone but through the sanctification of our hands, feet, heart and minds in loving service of God our Father’s children. Especially the poor and poor in spirit, through the same love and mercy He bestows upon us. Therefore the cross will always remain the source of our growth and sanctification.

Our Holy Father guides us through the practical application of the beatitudes imparted by our Lord Jesus and shares keen insights of leading humble lives pleasing to the Lord our God.

We must be wary that the devil is real and indeed seeks the ruin of our souls. He is the master of lies, deceptions and will do all he can to lead us astray. Hence we must be cautious and keep alert at all times.

That being said, we have much to rejoice and be glad! For through our Lord’s death and resurrection we have been set free to live fully in His love. We have the joy of the Gospel to nourish and enrich our lives, the Holy Sacraments in which Jesus draws us to Himself to live as one with Him. We are so very loved that He has great and wonderful plans for each and everyone of us. Even though we have many faults and failures, our Lord can use us to show His love, He can turn all our curses into blessings for us and for others.

Rejoice indeed and be glad. Amen

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