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Words of the Cure of Ars   versione testuale

With his words, Jean Marie Vianney was able to touch hearts and lead them to God

Mercy and the sacrament of forgiveness
If we really understood what it meant to be a child of God, we would not be capable of doing evil (…) to be a child of God, oh, the beautiful dignity!  
God’s mercy is like an overflowing stream. It sweeps away hearts as it passes.
It is not the sinner who returns to God to ask for forgiveness, it is God who runs after the sinner and makes him return to him.
Let us therefore give this joy to this good Father: let us return to him… and we will be happy.
The good Lord is always ready to receive us. His patience waits for us!

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