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Wrinkles of love

· A meeting with families in the stadium of Tuxtla Gutiérrez ·

“It is true that living in family is not always easy, and can often be painful and stressful but, as I have often said referring to the Church, I prefer a wounded family that makes daily efforts to put love into play, to a family and society that is sick from isolationism or a habitual fear of love. 

I prefer a family that makes repeated efforts to begin again, to a family and society that is narcissistic and obsessed with luxury and comfort”. Pope Francis recalled this in his meeting with families on Monday afternoon, 15 February, in the Víctor Manuel Reyna Stadium of Tuxtla Gutiérrez. “Married life has to be renewed every day”, the Pope added. And, he said, “I prefer families with wrinkles, with wounds, and scars, but who carry on moving forwards; for these wounds, scars and wrinkles are the fruit of a faithful love which has had its share of difficulties. Love is not easy, it is not easy, but the most beautiful thing is when a man and a woman can offer each other true love and offer it for life”.

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April 20, 2018

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