The sin of grumbling and complaining is often triggered by a desire to avoid being challenged or upset by seeing Christ’s unexpected mercy at work, Pope Francis said.
Category: God & Salvation
According to Romans 8:28-30 God knew beforehand who would be his chosen ones predestined for salvation. He chose them and he justified and glorified them. For me, this means that our free will is...
God always loves and generously gives first before asking for fidelity to his commandments — which are the words of a loving father showing people the right way to live, Pope Francis said.
Scientists and people of faith always must admit they don’t know everything, and they must never be afraid to explore and discover more, Pope Francis told astronomy students and experts. “As people who love...
Everyone who has received the sacrament of confirmation has received the gift of the Holy Spirit, who guides them and gives them the strength to follow God’s will, Pope Francis said.
A new Pew Research Centre survey has some interesting takeaways. While the majority of Americans say they believe in a higher power, what they are talking about isn’t necessarily God “as described in the Bible.”
God always loves and always remains faithful to his children, despite their sin and idolatry, Pope Francis said. “The faithful God cannot disavow himself, cannot disavow us, cannot deny his love, cannot deny his people, he cannot because he loves us,” the pope said in his homily at morning Mass in the Domus Sanctae Marthae.
God’s love is never lacking, despite people’s sins and rejection of his presence in their lives, Pope Francis said at a Lenten penance service.
Mass isn’t a paid arrangement for salvation but rather the commemoration of Christ’s sacrifice of his life, given freely to all, Pope Francis said.
I was interested to read the article “Lord’s Prayer: Germans to stay, Italians to change” (February 7), in regard to translations in the respective countries’ bishops’ conferences of the line “and lead us not into temptation”.
Roy Glover, Tzaneen – I have always admired reading the articles by Fr Ron Rolheiser OMI. Most are excellent and some brilliant, however I was very disappointed to read his article “How we get God wrong” , because I think such articles do far more harm than good.
Let’s get out the catalogue and plan for the greatest trip of our lives. Soon we will find that even the planning is part of a wonderful adventure filled with such good things. We’re on the magnificent journey to eternal life as told by Jesus, our King