Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Pope Francis on true discipleship

"Stations of the Cross," Henri Matisse, Chapel of the Rosary, Vence, France

 Pope Francis continues to teach little lessons through his homilies at daily Mass in the chapel of his Casa San Marta residence.   This is taken from his homily earlier today.

Jesus says that those who follow Him will have "many good things" but "with persecution." The path of the Lord, he continued, "is a road of humility, a road that ends in the Cross." That is why, he added, "there will always be difficulties," "persecution." There will always be, "because He travelled this road before" us. The Pope warned that "when a Christian has no difficulties in life – when everything is fine, everything is beautiful - something is wrong." It leads us to think that he or she is "a great friend of the spirit of the world, of worldliness." The Pope noted this "is a temptation particular to Christians."

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