|Francis and the Clowns|
There is false rest and there is true rest.- Pope Francis, homily at Casa Santa Marta, September 5, 2018
Society is thirsty for entertainment and holiday. We think that a "successful" person is one who can afford different kinds of pleasure. But this mentality slips towards the dissatisfaction of an anesthetized existence of entertainment that is not rest, but alienation and escape from reality. Man has never rested as much as today, yet man has never experienced as much emptiness as today.
True rest is a moment of contemplation, of praise.
It is a time to look at reality and say: how beautiful life is. to say to God: thank you for your life, for your mercy, for all your gifts.
Make peace with life because life is precious.
Peace is chosen, it cannot be imposed and cannot be found by chance.
In the end, “all is grace”. For, as the Psalmist assures us, in God alone do our souls find rest.
From Vatican News HERE.