Pope Francis: Forgiveness enriches us

It is hard to love our enemies, but that is exactly what God is asking us to do, said Pope Francis at Mass Tuesday morning in the chapel of Casa Santa Marta. To do this we must follow Christi’s example and be more like Him. Pope Francis said we must pray for those who hate us and have done us wrong, ‘that their heart of stone turned to flesh, that they may feel relief and love’. Loving our enemies impoverishes us, he noted, but it is the poverty of Christ who became poor among us for our salvation. It is not Christian to seek revenge, an eye for an eye. God lets sun shine and rain fall on the good and the bad, on the just and the unjust and, the Pope added, we must do the same or else we are not bein …

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