- Jul 12, 2020
Joined by Orthodox, Anglican and Protestant church leaders and faithful from around the world, Pope Francis led the recitation of the Lord’s Prayer, imploring God’s mercy on humanity amid the coronavirus pandemic.
In the Lord’s Prayer, Jesus, as an Older Brother, is slowly revealing the Father to us, teaching us how to speak and listen to him, and showing us how to live as the children of such a loving Father.
The Holy Spirit gives Christians the courage and the strength needed to engage in a loving dialogue with God that is like the dialogue of a child with his or her father, Pope Francis said.
God never tricks, traps or tempts his children to sin or commit evil, Pope Francis said.
The scales of justice cannot solve everything, especially when it comes to stopping a cycle of evil vengeance, Pope Francis said.
Everyone is “in debt” to God, who offers his infinite love and graces for free, Pope Francis said.