VATICAN CITY — In his Wednesday morning general audience, Pope Francis stressed the importance of humility and service in the Christian life, telling Christians that they must imitate God’s example in lowering himself to become man.
“It is an ugly thing when one sees a Christian who does not want to lower himself, who does not want to serve, a Christian who parades around everywhere. It’s terrible, no? That person isn’t a Christian: He is a pagan,” the Pope said on Dec. 18 in St. Peter’s Square. “The Christian serves [and] lowers himself.”
With Christmas approaching, Pope Francis focused on the great “gift” of God in sending his Son, who came humbly as a baby in Bethlehem.