Irrespective of your age, gender, or marital status, Pope Francis’ words will always motivate you and encourage you to be a better person. His words are so powerful that it will definitely help you see your life in a better way. By placing immense emphasis on family life, Pope Francis reiterated the fundamental basis of the Lord’s Prayer:
‘Our Father’: “forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us”.
[Source: Vatican Radio]
He has helped many people understand the importance of family and how by forgiving those around, love will open new avenues of self-motivation and improvements. Here are some of his poignant words and thoughts, worth consideration:
1. The importance of three words –
If you dream of having a healthy family, then you need to implement three words. And these three words are – Please, Sorry and Thank You! Please is a form of request, which is more like seeking agreement. Whereas, Thank You is an essence of gratitude! You must thank your partner, your parents, and your children for giving you the life you deserve. There are so many people out there who don’t even have a family of their own. And then comes the word: Sorry. Everyone makes mistakes at some point or other. Whether you are in a marriage or a relationship or living with your parents, you must have spoken some harsh words, which require forgiveness. And so, to your rescue comes the word, ‘sorry’.
2. Make time for your kids –
Besides working in corporate jobs, parents should give some time to their kids who need a certain kind of pampering from their parents. Play with them! Playing with your children will not only make your child happy but you will also sense some kind of satisfaction, which cannot be described in words.
3. A family that prays together stays together –
According to Pope Francis, praying with your family is very vital for overall well-being. Visit your neighboring church every Sunday. An interaction with God Almighty is of supreme importance. Once you start praying together, you will start to grow as a man and woman of faith. It encourages people to be more generous and open. By moving beyond your needs and means, you will be able to understand the importance of sharing, love and forgiveness.
4. There is nothing such as perfect –
Even though you are imperfect, you are not bad! Imperfections are common. No one is made perfect. Be aware of your imperfections and try to work on it. Your family loves you unconditionally, which makes it easier for them to forgive you for your imperfections.
5. Take care of your elders –
Grandparents are given a huge responsibility, i.e. to transfer their family history, life experiences and details of their people to you. Sharing wisdom is great! Keep your grandparents close to you. Take care of them, and God will take care of you.