VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis encouraged the faithful on Friday to guard their hearts by doing a daily examination of conscience, saying that, we if we don’t, we risk letting the devil in rather than the Lord.
“Guard the heart, as a house is guarded, with a key. And then watch the heart, like a sentinel: How often do wicked thoughts, wicked intentions, jealousy, envy enter in?” the Pope asked his Oct. 10 Mass attendees.
The devil, he cautioned, “never leaves that which he wants for himself,” which are our souls, meaning that he keeps trying to tempt us.
Pope Francis began his reflections by turning to the day’s Gospel reading from Luke Chapter 11, in which Jesus is accused of casting out...READ MORE