FHM Nation, can you believe that a few hours from now Pope Francis will be breathing the same air as we do?!
From January 17 to 19, the pope will grace different parts of Metro Manila for a series of activities in the name of Christianity. Opportunities like just doesn't happen very often, you know. And if you're wondering what it's like to meet his Holiness in person, maybe ABS-CBN reporter Lynda Jumilla can give you an idea:
Video via ABS-CBN News
Isn't he just the greatest? Of course, the pope visiting the country is a very big deal, and everybody wants a piece of him, which means the chances of any of us actually meeting him face to face are dim. So to those who are planning to stay home, we suggest you do a lot of reflecting instead.
Here are several Pope Francis tweets that should get you through his five-day visit!
To change the world we must be good to those who cannot repay us.— Pope Francis (@Pontifex) October 18, 2014
There is the tendency to place ourselves and our ambitions at the center of our lives. This is very human, but it is not Christian.— Pope Francis (@Pontifex) September 27, 2014
Jesus understands our weaknesses and sins; and he forgives us if we allow ourselves to be forgiven.— Pope Francis (@Pontifex) September 25, 2014
God’s faithfulness is stronger than our unfaithfulness and our infidelities.— Pope Francis (@Pontifex) September 9, 2014
Today people are suffering from poverty, but also from lack of love.— Pope Francis (@Pontifex) December 30, 2014Continue reading below ↓
May we try to listen and be silent in order to make space for the beauty of God.— Pope Francis (@Pontifex) December 24, 2014
The Lord put it clearly: you cannot serve two masters. You have to choose between God and money.— Pope Francis (@Pontifex) December 18, 2014
It is so important to listen! Husbands and wives need to communicate to bring happiness and serenity to family life.— Pope Francis (@Pontifex) December 16, 2014
The martyrs teach us that wealth, prestige and honor have little importance: Christ is the only true treasure.— Pope Francis (@Pontifex) August 16, 2014
Dear young people, Christ asks you to be wide awake and alert, to see the things in life that really matter.— Pope Francis (@Pontifex) August 15, 2014
The Christian is someone who can decrease so that the Lord may increase, in his heart and in the heart of others.— Pope Francis (@Pontifex) August 7, 2014
When we do not adore God, we adore something else. Money and power are false idols which often take the place of God.— Pope Francis (@Pontifex) August 2, 2014
When one lives attached to money, pride or power, it is impossible to be truly happy.— Pope Francis (@Pontifex) July 24, 2014
Dear young people, do not be mediocre; the Christian life challenges us with great ideals.— Pope Francis (@Pontifex) July 15, 2014
There is so much indifference in the face of suffering. May we overcome indifference with concrete acts of charity.— Pope Francis (@Pontifex) June 20, 2014
May we not resist the Holy Spirit but allow him to work in our lives, so that he can renew us, the Church and the world.— Pope Francis (@Pontifex) June 13, 2014Continue reading below ↓
Peace is a gift of God, but requires our efforts. Let us be people of peace in prayer and deed. #weprayforpeace— Pope Francis (@Pontifex) June 6, 2014
At times we can be self-absorbed. Lord, help us to open our hearts to others and to serve those who are most vulnerable.— Pope Francis (@Pontifex) June 2, 2014