- Oct 19, 2020
As we continue the Lenten journey, it’s important to confront the perennial temptation of vanity. For the believer, vanity is more invidious than mere pride, because it can mean doing the right thing for the mere reason that other people will honor and revere us.
VATICAN CITY — As fleeting as soap bubbles, showy as peacocks, and shallow as an over-primped star, conceited Christians are building their lives on lies and their faith on shifting sands, Pope Francis said. Everyone is vulnerable to vanity, even Christians, the pope said in a morning homily Thursday. However,