24 January 2014

Today's homily by Pope Francis

Although I do not have the complete text of Pope Francis' homily yet, I wanted to share with you, dear reader, an appreciation of the homily that appears today on the Catholic World Report website:

In his daily homily, Pope Francis spoke of the importance of being humble in order to dialogue with others, and emphasized that we should not build “walls” that can foster resentment with others.

Humility, meekness, becoming all things to everyone and also – but this is not written in the Bible – all of us know that to do these things you have to swallow so many toads. But, we must do it,” the Pope explained in his Jan. 24 daily Mass.

Pope Francis centered his homily, addressed to those present in the Vatican’s Saint Martha guesthouse, on the day’s first reading, which was a continuation of yesterday’s conflict between David and King Saul taken from the Frist Letter to Samuel.

The Pope began by referring to a certain kind of wisdom that encourages one to break but not bend, explaining that the Christian wisdom is one that bends rather than breaks.