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Conversion to Christ is a process that lasts a lifetime, but the process stalls in the face of fear or self-satisfaction, Pope Francis said.
All Christians are called to holiness and to take little steps each day to be more loving, Pope Francis said today. Holiness does not mean “closing your eyes and making the face of a plastic statue,” he said.
Christians must guard against a “spirituality of ease” and putting up appearances, and respond to the constant call of Jesus to conversion, said Pope Francis.
While people may want spectacular signs from God, Pope Francis said, most often God’s kingdom is growing in quiet, hidden ways, for example in a family that struggles financially but is rich in love and cares for one another.
God isn’t afraid of getting his hands dirty, being inconvenienced or even scorned because he will do whatever it takes to save everyone from sin, Pope Francis said in a morning homily.
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.