Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Pope:Repenting for One's Own Sins Is Essential; Says Mourning Leads to Relationship with Jesus

Pope Francis said today (February 12, 2020) that recognizing and repenting for one's own sins and errors is difficult, but essential, according to the Crux website.

"To understand one's sin is a gift from God, it is the work of the Holy Spirit" who helps each person realize "the evil I have done or that I may do," the pope said during his weekly general audience.

The pope continued a new series of talks on the Eight Beatitudes by reflecting on Jesus' second "paradoxical" proclamation, "Blessed are they who mourn, for they will be comforted."

This kind of mourning is more than mere grief, he said; it is "an inner sorrow that leads to a new relationship with the Lord and with each other."

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