Posted January 22, 2014 by FLL Editorial Team in

Pope Francis: Recognize with joy the gifts God has given other Christians

(CNA/EWTN News) During his general audience on January 22, Pope Francis centered his reflections on the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, which began on Jan. 18 and will extend through Jan. 25.

The theme of this year’s week of prayer is taken from the words of Saint Paul to the Corinthians when he asks them, “Has Christ Been Divided?” and was used as the launching point for the Pope’s reflections.

The pontiff explained that “we know that Christ has not been divided,” however “we must sincerely recognize that our communities continue to experience divisions which are a source of scandal and weaken our witness to the Gospel.”

We too, emphasized the Pope, “should learn to recognize with joy the gifts God has given other Christians and receive them with a big and generous heart.”

To be able to accomplish this “calls for humility, discernment and constant conversion,” he reflected, inviting all present be open “to the fullness of joy in the gift of divine Sonship received in Baptism.”

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FLL Editorial Team