Monday, November 14, 2016

Amoris Laetitia - Par. 106

106.  When we have been offended or let down, forgiveness is possible and desirable, but no one can say that it is easy.  The truth is that "family" communion can only be preserved and perfected through a great spirit of sacrifice.  It requires, in fact, a ready and generous openness of each and all to understanding, to forbearance, to pardon, to reconciliation.  There is no family that does not know how selfishness, discord, tension and conflict violently attack and at times mortally wound its own communion:  hence there arise the many and varied forms of division in family life".113

113 John Paul II, Apostolic Exhortation  Familiaris Consortio (22 November 1981), 21: AAS 74 (1982), 106.


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