“True happiness is being with the Lord and living for love”

“The saints are not perfect models, but people through whom God has passed. We can compare them to the Church windows which allow light to enter in different shades of colour. The saints are our brothers and sisters who have welcomed the light of God in their heart and have passed it on to the world, each according to his or her own 'hue'. But they were all transparent; they fought to remove the stains and the darkness of sin, so as to enable the gentle light of God to pass through. This is life's purpose: to enable God's light to pass through; it is the purpose of our life too.” This is what Pope Francis said during the Angelus on 1 November 2017.

“Those who are with Jesus are blessed, they are happy," the Holy Father continued. "Happiness is not in having something or in becoming someone, no, true happiness is being with the Lord and living for love”.