Vatican City, Feb 10, 2018 / 10:22 am
In an off-the-cuff speech Saturday, Pope Francis told members of the Stigmatine Fathers that in community life, fraternity is a grace which requires concrete prayer for each other, and that to hold onto resentment after arguments is a sin.
"The life of community, the life of fraternity, is difficult because there are human problems, jealousies, competitiveness, misunderstandings… Fraternity is a grace, and if there is no prayer, this grace does not come," the Pope said Feb. 10.
You might say that you pray the Divine Office or meditate on the Gospel, but "do you pray for this brother, for the other… for the Superior?"
The sin is not to argue, Francis continued, pointing out that even in good marriages there are fights. The sin comes in the "rancor, the resentment that you keep in your heart, having quarreled."