Unlike Pope Benedict, whose tweets were more sporadic, Pope Francis quickly settled into a pattern; he tweets once a day without fail — and rests on Sundays. He tweets about the same topics he speaks about: the importance of caring for those less fortunate than ourselves and what it means to live charitably.
Here’s a sampling.
If we see someone who needs help, do we stop? There is so much suffering and poverty, and a great need for good Samaritans.
— Pope Francis (@Pontifex) December 9, 2013
Holiness doesn’t mean doing extraordinary things, but doing ordinary things with love and faith.
— Pope Francis (@Pontifex) December 5, 2013
To live charitably means not looking out for our own interests, but carrying the burdens of the weakest and poorest among us.
— Pope Francis (@Pontifex) November 25, 2013
If money and material things become the center of our lives, they seize us and make us slaves
— Pope Francis (@Pontifex) October 29, 2013
Dear Followers I understand there are now over 10 million of you! I thank you with all my heart and ask you to continue praying for me
— Pope Francis (@Pontifex) October 27, 2013
The “throw-away” culture produces many bitter fruits, from wasting food to isolating many elderly people.
— Pope Francis (@Pontifex) October 25, 2013
Let us ask the Lord to give us the gentleness to look upon the poor with understanding and love, devoid of human calculation and fear.
— Pope Francis (@Pontifex) September 24, 2013
True charity requires courage: let us overcome the fear of getting our hands dirty so as to help those in need.
— Pope Francis (@Pontifex) September 21, 2013
There are many people in need in today’s world. Am I self-absorbed in my own concerns or am I aware of those who need help?
— Pope Francis (@Pontifex) September 17, 2013
Seeking happiness in material things is a sure way of being unhappy.
— Pope Francis (@Pontifex) September 15, 2013
The measure of the greatness of a society is found in the way it treats those most in need, those who have nothing apart from their poverty.
— Pope Francis (@Pontifex) July 25, 2013