Weep Not

Wcross_8eep not for what you have lost, fight for what you have.

Weep not for what is dead, fight for what was born in you.
Weep not  for the one who abandoned you, fight for who is with you.

Weep not for those who hate you, fight for those who want you.
Weep not for your past, fight for your present struggle.
Weep not for your suffering, fight for your happiness.

With things that are happening to us, we begin to learn that nothing is impossible to solve, just move forward.rosso-fiorentino-battista-di-jacopo-virgin-mary-supported-by-two-holy-women-from-christ-s-deposition-from-the-cross-1520-21-detail


10 thoughts on “Weep Not

  1. I love Papa Francis! Is it ok to call him that? He is wonderful, and such a man of compassion. I think he will win many to the faith. I think the Catholic Church will grow due to his leadership. Thanks for these words, I will remember them.


    1. although this was shared over 780 times on facebook as a prayer rquest for the pope a similar version appeared in on a blog in 2011 called Begin Each Day Better Than Yesterday
      “Dont cry for what you’ve lost.., fight for what you have left..,Dont cry for what has been dead.., fight for what is born in you..Dont cry for who has left..fight for who is with you..Dont cry for your past..fight for your present..Dont cry for your suffering..,fight for your happiness..Dont cry for those who hate you..FIGHT FOR THOSE WHO


      1. I am unable to find it attributed to him by any official Catholic (or other) news agency nor on any official Vatican news source. Can you provide an official attribution?

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      2. yes…I discovered the same thing. A priest simply mentioned, offhandedly, that if you can’t find a vatican source then it is just heresay. See comment above about a similar quote from a 2011 blog


  2. Looks like it’s bogus. I’d advise taking it off your blog (unless you can find an exact citation). It doesn’t even sound like something the Holy Father would say. In addition it’s been sent around in hokey chain email letters which prey on emotionalism and superstition (i.e. “let’s get people to say a million Hail Marys for the Pope!”). Clearly this type of sentiment is not grounded in strong Christian theology. Thanks!

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