12 2019


Pope Francis - Holy Mass, Santa Marta ( Domus Sanctae Marthae) 03.12.19

Smallness

The things of God begin by sprouting, from a seed, little things. At Christmas, we will all go to the Nativity scene, where the littleness of God is present.

The Spirit chooses the small always, because He cannot enter into the great, the proud, the self-sufficient. The Lord reveals Himself to hearts that are small.


Pope Francis - Holy Mass, Santa Marta ( Domus Sanctae Marthae) 05.12.19

Foundation of Life

Jesus compares the wise person who built his house on rock with the fool who built his house on sand.  

The Rock. That’s what the Lord is. Those who entrust themselves to the Lord will always remain safe, because their foundations are on the rock.


Pope Francis - Holy Mass, Santa Marta ( Domus Sanctae Marthae) 10.12.19

Forgiveness


"Father, I have so any sins, I have made so many mistakes in my life" - But let yourself be consoled - by the Lord - Ask for forgiveness: go, go! Be brave. Open the door. And He will caress you.


Pope Francis - Holy Mass, Santa Marta (Domus Sanctae Marthae) 16.12.19

Lukewarm Christians

Many Christians wash their hands when faced with the challenges posed by society, the challenges of history, the challenges of the people of our time; even in the face of the smallest challenges.

How often do we hear the cheap Christian in front of a person who begs and does not give to them: ‘No, no I do not give because then they get drunk.’ They wash their hands. I don't want people to get drunk and want them not to beg. "But he has no food..." .


Pope Francis - Holy Mass, Santa Marta (Domus Sanctae Marthae) 19.12.19

Grace

God is capable of changing everything, even the laws of nature; is capable of making way for His Word. God's gifts are gratuitous.

No one can save himself. The only one who saves is the Lord, the only one who can save us from our misery and brutality. And if you do not rely on the gratuitousness of the Lord's salvation, you will not be saved.

Everything is grace.