Saturday, April 4, 2015

The Most Profound Darkness

"We watch full of hope
while awaiting His return,
when Easter will have
its full manifestation.

Sometimes
the darkness of night
seems to penetrate the soul;
sometimes we think:
'now there is nothing
to be done,'
and the heart no longer finds
the strength to love.

However, precisely in that darkness
Christ lights the fire of the love of God:
a flash breaks the darkness
and announces a new beginning.

Something begins in the most profound darkness

We know that the night is darkest
before the day begins.
However, precisely in the darkness,
it is Christ that conquers
and lights the fire of love.
The stone of sorrow is overturned
leaving space for hope."

~Pope Francis

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