A Big Heart Open to God
E*ditor’s Note: This interview with Pope Francis took place over the course of three meetings during August 2013 in Rome. The interview was conducted in person by Antonio Spadaro, S.J., editor in chief of La Civiltà Cattolica, the Italian Jesuit journal. Father Spadaro conducted the interview on behalf of La Civiltà Cattolica, America and several other major Jesuit journals around the world. The editorial teams at each of the journals prepared questions and sent them to Father Spadaro, who then consolidated and organized them. The interview was conducted in Italian. After the Italian text was officially approved, America commissioned a team of five independent experts to translate it into English. America is solely responsible for the accuracy of this translation. *This interview is copyrighted by America Press and cannot be used, except for brief quotations, without written permission.
Having read this interview in a very quiet environment, two themes struck me most. I hear this in most of Pope Francis’ words: Discernment and Mercy.
I am not sure there is anything else I need more in my day-today life than these gifts.
I am curious what others can draw from what the Pope shares here?