- Feb 23, 2020
Joseph “takes God’s promise and brings it forward in silence with strength,” the pope said during morning Mass at Domus Sanctae Marthae. “May he give young people — because he, too, was young — the ability to dream, to risk and to take on difficult tasks that they have seen in their dreams.”
“Converting doesn’t mean going to a fairy with a magic wand,” Pope Francis said during the Mass in the chapel of the Domus Sanctae Marthae. “No, it is a path, a path of turning away (from evil) and of learning. You learn to do good through concrete things. Not with words, but with actions.”
“This is the style of the Christian: to seek this fullness, to receive this fullness that has been poured out and to follow along that path,” Pope Francis said during morning Mass at Domus Sanctae Marthae. “The sign that we are following this path of everything and nothing, of fullness poured out, is joy.”
“Today in the world, blood is being spilled. Today the world is at war. So many brothers and sisters die, even innocents, because the great, the powerful want a bigger piece of the earth; they want a little bit more power or want to gain a bit more through arms trafficking,” Pope Francis said during Mass at Domus Sanctae Marthae.
A preacher “may say something interesting — something moral, something that will make you feel good, a philanthropic good — but there is no word of God,” Pope Francis said during Mass in the chapel of Domus Sanctae Marthae.
“That is how enmity between us grows: It starts with one small thing, a jealousy, envy. Then this grows and we see life only from that point of view and that thin straw becomes a beam,” Pope Francis said during Mass in the Domus Sanctae Marthae.