Today our study group read the first 8 passages, and found lots of encouragement, hope and challenges within his words.
But what struck me anew was the prayer Pope Francis included in passage number 3, a prayer that can be used by anyone wishing to encounter Jesus for the first time - or to encounter Him at a deeper level than ever before.
So in the document below you will find that wonderfully simple yet profound prayer, preceded by Pope Francis' invitation to everyone to encounter Jesus and followed by his reminder of just how great the Mercy of God is, and how much joy encountering Jesus can bring.
Please print it. Pray it yourself, and then share it with your loved ones who are looking for joy in all the wrong places.