Pope’s Message for Lent 2005 "Respect the Elderly"

From Message for Lent 2005:

“Dear brothers and sisters, during Lent, aided by the Word of God, let us reflect upon how important it is that each community accompany with loving understanding those who grow old. Moreover, one must become accustomed to thinking confidently about the mystery of death, so that the definitive encounter with God occur in a climate of interior peace, in the awareness that He ‘who knit me in my mother’s womb? (cf. Psalm 139:13b) and who willed us ‘in his image and likeness’ (cf. Gen. 1:26) will receive us.”

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