Tuesday in the First Week of Lent - 12.03.2019
It is enough to evoke this single expression — Abba — for Christian prayer to develop. … because it is the path taught by Jesus: in this invocation there is a force that draws all the rest of the prayer.
God seeks you, even if you do not seek him. God loves you, even if you have forgotten about him. God glimpses beauty in you, even if you think you have squandered all your talents in vain. God is not only a father; he is like a mother who never stops loving her little child. On the other hand, there is a ‘gestation’ that lasts forever, well beyond the nine months of the physical one; it is a gestation that engenders an infinite cycle of love.
(Pope Francis, GENERAL AUDIENCE 16.01.2019)