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Something to think and pray about this week

Every Christian can become a witness to the risen Jesus. And his or her witness is all the more credible, the more it shines through a life lived by the Gospel, a joyful, courageous, gentle, peaceful, merciful life. Instead, if a Christian gives in to ease, vanity, and selfishness, if he or she becomes deaf and blind to the question of “resurrection” of many brothers and sisters, how can [that person] communicate the living Jesus? How can the Christian communicate the freeing power of the living Jesus and his infinite tenderness?

Listen to Jesus. He is the Savior: follow him. To listen to Christ, in fact, entails taking up the logic of his Pascal Mystery, setting out on the journey with him to make of oneself a gift of love to others, in docile obedience to the will of God, with an attitude of interior freedom and of detachment from worldly things. One must, in other words, be willing to lose one’s very life (cf. Mark 8:35), by giving it up so that all men might be saved; thus, we will meet in eternal happiness. The path to Jesus always leads us to happiness—don’t forget it! Jesus’ way always leads us to happiness. There will always be a cross, trials in the middle, but at the end we are always led to happiness. Jesus does not deceive us; he promised us happiness and will give it to us if we follow his ways.

— Excerpted from Embracing the Way of Jesus by Pope Francis