Skip to comments.Pope Francis Speaks of Godís Mercy at First Sunday Angelus
Posted on 03/17/2013 9:16:20 AM PDT by marshmallow
Pope Francis made the power of Gods mercy his central message this morning as he celebrated Mass at SantAnna church in Vatican City and delivered his first Angelus address to pilgrims in St Peters Square.
During his homily at the local church, Pope Francis said: Mercy is the Lords most powerful message.
If we are like the Pharisee before the altar, who said: Thank you, Lord, for not making me like all the other men, and especially not like that fellow at the door, like that publican well, then we do not know the heart of the Lord, and we shall not ever have the joy of feeling this mercy.
It is not easy trust oneself to the mercy of God, because His mercy is an unfathomable abyss but we must do it!
He said that God has the ability to forget He kisses you, He embraces you, and He says to you: Neither do I condemn you. Go, and from now, on, sin no more. Only that counsel does He give you.
We ask for the grace of never tiring of asking pardon, for He never tires of pardoning.
The Pope greeted excited crowds after the Mass outside the church, with some chanting Francesco! Francesco!.
Later, he delivered his first Angelus address to an estimated 300,000 pilgrims in St Peters Square.
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