Week Of March 12th

From Pope Francis’ Little Book of Wisdom

And I want to repeat these three words:  please, thank you, sorry.  Three essential words!  We say please so as not to be forceful in family life:  “May I please do this?”  “Would you be happy if I did this?”  We do this with a language that seeks agreement.

We say thank you, thank you for love!  But be honest with me:  how many times do you say thank you to your wife, and to your husband?  How many days go by without uttering this word:  thanks!

And the last word:  sorry.  We all make mistakes and on occasion someone gets offended in the marriage, in the family, and sometimes———I say———plates are smashed, harsh words are spoken, but please listen to my advice:  don’t ever let the sun set without reconciling.  Peace is made each day in the family:  “Please forgive me”, and then you start over.  Please, thank you, sorry!

Posted March 10, 2017