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Christians should not whine, Pope tells congregation

Catholic World News - May 07, 2013

“A Christian who constantly complains fails to be a good Christian,” Pope Francis told the congregation at his daily Mass on May 7. “They become Mr. or Mrs. Whiner, no?”

Reflecting on the jailing of Paul and Silas, described in the day’s reading from the Acts of the Apostles, the Holy Father said that Christians should imitate the disciples—who in turn were imitating Christ—by accepting difficulties with a joyful spirit. The Pope spoke of a “Christian attitude of bearing up—of being patient.” He commended “silence in endurance, silence in patience.” This attitude, he said, nourishes “a process off Christian maturity.”

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