Pope Francis Challenges Us to Keep Christ as Our Center

Pope Francis celebrated Mass on Sunday evening April 14 in the Papal Basilica of St. Paul Outside the Walls and issued a challenge for all Christians.

“… we have to empty ourselves of the many small or great idols that we have and in which we take refuge, on which we often seek to base our security. They are idols that we sometimes keep well hidden; they can be ambition, a taste for success, placing ourselves at the centre, the tendency to dominate others, the claim to be the sole masters of our lives, some sins to which we are bound, and many others. This evening I would like a question to resound in the heart of each one of you, and I would like you to answer it honestly: ‘Have I considered which idol lies hidden in my life that prevents me from worshipping the Lord?’ Worshipping is stripping ourselves of our idols, even the most hidden ones, and choosing the Lord as the centre, as the highway of our lives.”

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