Christians should always be ready to make a new start, Pope tells audience
Catholic World News - February 21, 2011
Christians who follow God’s will “are able to make a new start,” putting anger and resentment aside, Pope Benedict XVI told his Sunday public audience on February 21.
The Holy Father recalled Christ’s instruction to his disciples: “Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you.” He reminded the crowd in St. Peter’s Square that the followers of Christ “are called to love unconditionally.” Christians show their fidelity, and bear powerful witness to the Gospel, when they follow the Lord’s command the Pope said. He urged: “When we suffer for evil, persecution, injustice, let us avoid revenge, vengeance and hatred, and pray for our persecutors. Overcome evil with good.”
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