Dublin, Ireland, Aug 25, 2018 / 14:28 pm
Pope Francis encouraged attendees at an evening festival for the World Meeting of Families to radiate joy into the world like lighthouses radiate light – giving an example for other families to follow.
"God wants every family to be a beacon of the joy of his love in our world," the pope said Aug. 25 inside Dublin's Croke Park stadium.
"What does this mean? It means for a family to be a lighthouse everyone can follow. It means that we, who have encountered God's saving love, try, with or without words, to express it in little acts of kindness in our daily routine and in the most hidden moments of our day."
"What is this called? This is called holiness," he said. And he exclaimed that families are "the hope of the Church and of the world!"