- Grab a book, any book.
- Turn to page 56 (or 56% on ebook).
- Find any sentence that grabs you.
- Post it.
- Link it at Freda’s Voice.
In honor of Pope Francis’s current visit to the United States and because this just happens to be the book I’m reading, I have decided to share it with you. I know that I am fudging the rules by choosing page 256 instead of page 56 but I like this quote better. Encountering Truth is a collection of Pope Francis’s daily morning homilies from Saint Martha’s Chapel in the Casa Santa Marta in the Vatican. These are homilies where Pope Francis speaks without notes or a pre-written homily. He speaks spontaneously in Italian, a language that is not his first language. I am really enjoying reading this so far. If you are a bit more interested, summaries of these daily homilies can be found at the Radio Vaticana website here.
From Encountering Truth by Pope Francis (page 256):
And the Christian is a man or woman who knows how to live in the moment and knows how to live in time. The moment is what we have at hand right now. But this is not time, this passes! We may feel that we are in charge of the moment, but the deception lies in believing we are in charge of time. Time is not ours, time belongs to God! The moment is in our hands, and so is the freedom we have in how to seize it. Now we may become sovereigns of the moment, but time has only one sovereign, only one Lord, Jesus Christ.
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