To (sort of) quote Pope Francis, our election process is beginning to look like “an immense pile of filth." (Laudato Si, pp. 21)
In this post-election hour, we could all use a little hope and inspiration. No matter the outcome, let’s remember that Jesus is the true ruler and purpose in our lives.
Here are five inspirational quotes to help you make it through these post-election days.
1. “In the world you will have trouble, but take courage, I have conquered the world." – Jesus to his apostles, just before his Passion and death (John 16:33)
2. This reminder from Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, designed by the lovely Cassie Pease:
3. “For, in the end, none of us is responsible for getting our candidate of choice into elected government. In the end, we are each responsible for our own souls, as well as those souls God has put into our life to defend, protect, and love. Let us do that well." – Fr. David Meconi, SJ
4. “Although I have lived through much darkness, under harsh totalitarian regimes, I have seen enough evidence to be unshakably convinced that no difficulty, no fear is so great that it can completely suffocate the hope that springs eternal in the hearts of the young…Do not let that hope die! Stake your lives on it! We are not the sum of our weaknesses and failures; we are the sum of the Father’s love for us and our real capacity to become the image of his Son." – Pope John Paul II, World Youth Day, 2002
Credit: L’Osservatore Romano.
5. “The times are evil, the times are troubled, that’s what people say. Let us live good lives, and the times are good. We ourselves are the times. Whatever we are like, that’s what the times are like." St. Augustine, Sermon 80, pp. 8