Skip to comments.Pope Francis: ‘There Can Be No Dialogue With the Prince of This World’
Posted on 05/10/2013 5:29:06 AM PDT by NYer
(CNSNews.com) In his May 4 homily, Pope Francis stressed that Christians must follow Jesus and not listen to the deceptive dialogue of the prince of this world, the Devil, adding, There can be no dialogue with the prince of this world: let this be clear!
Pope Francis made his remarks during the Saturday Mass at the Saint Martha House, which is next to St. Peters basilica at the Vatican. As excerpted on Vatican Radio, the Pope said that the spirit of the world hates and that Christ redeemed us from the power of the world, from the power of the Devil, from the power of the prince of this world.
The origin of the hate we experience in this world, said the Pope, stems from the fact that we are saved. It is that prince who does not want that we should have been saved, who hates.
There can be no dialogue with the prince of this world: Let this be clear! said Pope Francis. Today, dialogue is necessary among us humans, it is necessary for peace. But with that prince, it is impossible to dialogue.
The Pope continued, Only look, he will say, just do this one small little scam it is a small matter, nothing really. And so he begins to lead us on a road that is slightly off. This is a pious lie: Do it, do it, do it, there is no problem, and it begins little by little, always no?
Then [he says], But
youre good, youre a good person you [get away with] it, the Pope said. It is flattering and he softens us by flattery, and then we fall into the trap.
This is a recurring theme, ping!
I wondered why he hasn’t met with Obama yet.
A Big Amen to that!
This much I know is true! God Bless the Broken Road!
Saint Ignatius of Loyola must be really proud of Pope Francis.
I know I am.
"You will say that these are very small sins; and doubtless, like all young tempters, you are anxious to be able to report spectacular wickedness. But do remember, the only thing that matters is the extent to which you separate the man from the Enemy. It does not matter how small the sins are provided that their cumulative effect is to edge the man away from the Light and out into the Nothing. Murder is no better than cards if cards can do the trick. Indeed the safest road to Hell is the gradual one-the gentle slope, soft underfoot, without sudden turnings, without milestones, without signposts."
He’s great! The first Jesuit worthy of the name I have seen in many a long year (ever since the US Jesuits went bonkers).
And the next time Biden or Pelosi show up somewhere for communion?...
Good one! Both funny and true at the same time.
As a non-Catholic Christian, I’ve been really encouraged by what this guy has been saying. Very spot-on spiritual realities - not generic ‘be good people, peace, hope, love, kumbaya’.
If you were the Pope would you want to meet the Anti-Christ? I wouldn’t.
I am not a church goer but Pope Francis has my attention. He is winning me over.
I like this Pope! Plain spoken and to the point!
These are welcome words indeed.
It could be argued, I think, that a revival of the Church is at hand.
**Pope Francis stressed that Christians must follow Jesus and not listen to the deceptive dialogue of the prince of this world, the Devil, adding, There can be no dialogue with the prince of this world: let this be clear!**
Amen and doble Amen!
New tagline alert!
Amen and double Amen!
Don’t know about the anti-Christ, but I have the feeling that this Pope, in his travels through life, has encountered the presence of the Evil one. He’s been face to face with it. He knows it and may well have been tested by it.
Great tagline! Beat me to it.