Failing to forgive another is like creating a guest room in your heart for the devil…and then inviting him to stay awhile.
— Mark Hart (via thefullnessofthefaith)
The Pope is the Pope. He is the voice of authority in the Catholic Church. His own personality, style and emphasis is his God-given gift to the church. Look at it this way. We all have a Dad. Some dads take their kids camping, hunting and fishing and coach little league. Some take their kids to the library, discuss philosophy and plan adventures to Europe. There are different ways to be a dad, and there are different ways to be the Pope.
Viva la difference. Pope Francis is a wonderful papa. Pope Benedict was a wonderful papa. What we need to do, and what the worldlings need to do is to pay attention to the heart of his message.
A woman in her glory, a woman of beauty, is a woman who is not striving to become beautiful or worthy or enough. She knows in her quiet center where God dwells that he finds her beautiful, has deemed her worthy, and in him, she is enough.
— Stasi Eldredge, Captivating (via hopefisch)