“God does not wait for us to go to Him, but it is He who moves toward us, without calculation, without quantification. That is what God is like. He always takes the first step; He comes toward us.” —Pope Francis
The short excerpts in this book, taken from Pope Francis’ homilies and addresses since becoming pope, reflect his warm pastoral style and cover themes that we can expect to hear from him again and again: the mercy of God, the scandal of poverty, the need to “come out of ourselves” to evangelize, the call to unity in the Church, and the challenge to become true disciples of Jesus and not “part-time Christians.” This book will both challenge Catholics and fill them with the hope that God’s mercy endures forever. Makes a thoughtful and beautiful gift.