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Do you have a feeling of failure or inadequacy, the fear that you will never emerge from the dark tunnel of trial? God says to you, "Have courage, I am with you." He does this not in words, but by making himself a child with you and for you. In this way, he reminds you that the starting point of all rebirth is the recognition that we are children of God.
— Pope Francis homily, Solemnity of the Nativity of the Lord, Vatican Basilica, Dec. 24, 2020
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