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Friday, April 29, 2016

Pope Francis: Happy not appy

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Contrary to popular opinion, happiness is neither a warm gun nor a mobile app.

Thus spaketh Pope Francis recently, while addressing “thousands of teenagers” at a mass “dedicated to youth.”  If happiness cannot be downloaded technologically, then how can it be attained?

Pope Francis explained to the crowd:  Freedom is not always about doing what you want.  In fact it is the gift of being able to choose the right way.

Continuing his mobile-phone analogy, one that he knew teenagers could easily relate to, the pontiff asserted “that living without Jesus was like not having any signal.”  Francis therefore cautioned these youths to stay closely connected to a network of “family, parish, school.”


Copyright April 29, 2016 by Linda Van Slyke   All Rights Reserved

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