While in Sweeden, Pope Francis made the following suggestion:
New situations require new energy and a new commitment, he said, and then he offered a new list of beatitudes for modern Christians:
“Blessed are those who remain faithful while enduring evils inflicted on them by others and forgive them from their heart.
“Blessed are those who look into the eyes of the abandoned and marginalized and show them their closeness.
“Blessed are those who see God in every person and strive to make others also discover him.
“Blessed are those who protect and care for our common home.
“Blessed are those who renounce their own comfort in order to help others.
“Blessed are those who pray and work for full communion between Christians.”
“All these are messengers of God’s mercy and tenderness,” Pope Francis said. “Surely they will receive from him their merited reward.”
Directional points worth sailing with, bringing us back home safe.