#ShortNews: Pope: ‘Remorse is sign of salvation’

Remorse, he said, is therefore not “simply remembering something” but “an open wound”.

“It is an open wound, which, when we have done something wrong in our life, pains us. But it is a hidden wound, unseen even by me, because I get used to carrying it around and anesthetizing it. It is there and some touch it, but it remains within. When it hurts, we feel remorse. I am not only aware of having done evil, but I also feel it in my body, in my soul, and in my life. And so I feel the temptation to cover it and not feel it anymore.”

The Pope said this act of being concrete with remorse is necessary for healing.

http://www.news.va/en/news/pope-francis-at-mass-remorse-is-sign-of-salvation

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