I know many friends who live in much angst

over someone they love

who seems to be making a complete

disaster of their lives.

This is a little gift for you

from Pope Francis:

"God is in every person’s life ...

Even if the life of a person has been a disaster,

even if it is destroyed by vices, drugs, or anything else – God is in this person’s life.

You can – you must – try to seek God in every human life.

Though someone’s life be a land full of thorns and weeds,

there is always a space in which the good seed can grow.

You have to trust God."

(Source: Interview with Antonio Spadaro, SJ, September 2013)