Excellent words from Pope Francis

“The key that opens the door to the faith,” the Pope added, “is prayer.” The Holy Father warned: “When a Christian does not pray, this happens. And his witness is an arrogant witness.” He who does not pray is “arrogant, is proud, is sure of himself. He is not humble. He seeks his own advancement.” Instead, he said, “when a Christian prays, he is not far from the faith; he speaks with Jesus.” And, the Pope said, “I say to pray, I do not say to say prayers, because these teachers of the law said many prayers” in order to be seen. Jesus, instead, says: “when you pray, go into your room and pray to the Father in secret, heart to heart.” The pope continued: “It is one thing to pray, and another thing to say prayers.”

My oh my, I am grateful that the church has appointed a man who is wise enough to speak the truth. May it be of deep Benefit to us ALL.
….. my internal “good Catholic girl” feels like saying more but I do not quite have the words to speak for I am rapt in gratitude and daydreaming of how this one man could help transform the Christian Church.
 
Go here to read more of this homily, given on October 17, 2013.
http://en.radiovaticana.va/news/2013/10/17/pope_francis_at_mass_calls_for_greater_openness_/in2-738150
of the Vatican Radio website
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About Samira Heather Johnson

I AM becoming Spiritual Embodiment, creating Healthy Sexual Belief Systems, a Self Awareness Catalyst for myself and others. I Believe that Life is worth Loving. May All Beings be Well and Happy Peace Peace Peace
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