Sunday, July 14, 2013

True Joy is Born From an Encounter

True joy doesn’t come from having things.
It’s born from the encounter,
from the relation with others.
It’s born from feeling accepted,
understood, loved
and from this acceptance,
this understanding and this love;
and not because it’s of interest
for the moment,
but because the other is a person.
Joy is born
from the gratuitousness of an encounter!

~Pope Francis