St Joseph and St Mary Parishes in Freeport, IL

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GENERAL AUDIENCE: On Reconciling

Dear Brothers and Sisters, good morning!

In Sacred Scripture, God’s mercy is present throughout the history of the people of Israel.

The Lord accompanies, with His mercy, the path of the Patriarchs; He gives them children despite the condition of sterility, He leads them by ways of grace and reconciliation, as the story of Joseph and his brothers shows (Cf. Genesis 37-50). And I think of how many brothers who have estranged themselves from their family and do not speak to one another. But this Year of Mercy is a good occasion to meet again, to embrace and forgive one another and to forget the bad things. However, as we know, life in…

GENERAL AUDIENCE: On Reconciling