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Christian life is a constant battle against the devil, who is not the stuff of legend but really exists, Pope Francis said in a morning homily. People need faith to go forward and they need to know “that it is God defending us, to resist the devil’s temptations,” he said.
The way Christians behave can either help and inspire others, or turn them away from ever following Jesus, Pope Francis said.
Only after a person shares his or her joys, hopes, concerns or other heartfelt needs with another person is it possible to bring up God’s word, writes Father John Catoir. Using dialogue, we become actively engaged in evangelization and in spreading love.
“The weaker we are with these virtues of humility, generosity, gentleness, meekness — the stronger we become,” Pope Francis said in a homily at morning Mass today.
All wars begin in the human heart — a heart that is jealous and bitter and tears apart communities through misunderstandings and marginalization, Pope Francis said.
Veteran warriors living with the physical wounds and nightmarish memories of battle have descended into a hell that few civilians have. We owe our veterans a remembrance in our prayers, writes Father Eugene Hemrick.
Do not forget to praise God for all he has done and how he is there to guide people, lowering himself like a loving father who bends down to help his child learn to walk, Pope Francis said in a morning homily.
The church of Christ is called to keep the light of hope alive in the world, showing all humanity the path leading to “the merciful face of God” and salvation in Christ, Pope Francis said.