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"What we say and how we say it, our every word and gesture, ought to express God's compassion, tenderness and forgiveness for all."
"Let yourself be guided by the tenderness of God so that you may transform the world with your faith."
The Infinite Tenderness of God
This collection includes highlights of the Holy Father's homilies and addresses on Gospels texts, beginning with the birth of Jesus and ending with the resurrection appearances.
"Tenderness is a learned habit, an acquired sensitivity born of solidarity and keen interest in the lives, challenges, struggles, and joys of others."
The Tenderness of God, p. 74
The Tenderness of God: Reclaiming Our Humanity
"Gillian T. W. Ahlgren's moving book, The Tenderness of God, invites all who are searching for meaning and coherence in their lives to undertake a pilgrimage with Francis and Clare to discover how a growing realization of the tenderness of God (misericordia) can become the foundation for a new sense of community expressed in the 'art of accompaniment.' In dialogue with Pope Francis, the lives and writings of the
"If love is the answer, community is the context, and tenderness the methodology. Otherwise, love stays in the head or, worse, hovers above it. Or it stays in the heart, which is never enough. For unless love becomes tenderness--the connective tissue of love--it never becomes transformational."
Barking to the Choir, p. 85
Barking to the Choir
In a nation deeply divided and plagued by poverty and violence, Barking to the Choir offers a snapshot into the challenges and joys of life on the margins.