Thursday, May 23, 2013

Quotation Of The Day II: God Loves Atheists And Wants All Of Us To Do Good Edition

From Pops Francis's sermon yesterday:

The Lord has redeemed all of us, all of us, with the Blood of Christ: all of us, not just Catholics. Everyone! ‘Father, the atheists?’ Even the atheists. Everyone! And this Blood makes us children of God of the first class! We are created children in the likeness of God and the Blood of Christ has redeemed us all! And we all have a duty to do good. And this commandment for everyone to do good, I think, is a beautiful path towards peace. If we, each doing our own part, if we do good to others, if we meet there, doing good, and we go slowly, gently, little by little, we will make that culture of encounter: we need that so much. We must meet one another doing good. ‘But I don’t believe, Father, I am an atheist!’ But do good: we will meet one another there.”
Doing good . . . is a duty, it is an identity card that our Father has given to all of us, because He has made us in His image and likeness. And He does good, always.

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