VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis, during a daily morning Mass this week, said lamenting suffering is a form of prayer and is not a sin.
“A priest I know once said to a woman who lamented to God about her misfortune, ‘But, madam, that is a form of prayer; go ahead with it,’” Pope Francis said in his June 5 homily.
“To lament before God is not a sin,” he added.
Pope Francis based his reflections on a reading from the third chapter of Tobit, which was read at Mass.
It tells the story of Tobit, who was blinded despite a life of good works, and Sarah, who married seven men who all died before their wedding night. They both pray to God to let them die.
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