The Pope said that this Sunday’s Gospel reading offered a good example of why it was necessary to meditate deeply on the Scriptures.
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According to Pope Francis, it is easy to spend time assigning blame, “but spending time blaming others is wasting time.”
The Pope said that Jesus’ “Bread of Life” statement summed up “his entire being and mission.”
Speaking from a window of the apostolic palace, Pope Francis said Jesus “can do a lot with one of our prayers, with a gesture of charity for others, even with one of our sufferings handed over to His mercy.”
Pope Francis said that even when Catholic hospitals face economic difficulties, it is vital to remember that “the Church’s vocation is not to have money, but to serve, and service is always free.”
The Holy Father also announced he will travel to Slovakia in September as part of Vatican-confirmed scheduled trip.
The Holy Father reminded the faithful on June 20: ‘Ask for the grace of a faith that never tires of seeking the Lord. ... The Lord is there.’
‘Joy is the distinctive sign of a true Christian,’ the Holy Father reminded the faithful May 9, while also extending a greeting to mothers.
He explained that to give one’s life in service involves ‘sowing seeds of love.’ He also said that the cross is the symbol par excellence of Christians.