Saturday, April 30, 2016

"No to double lives and all that."

But if we walk in the light, as he also is in the light,
we have fellowship one with another,
and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.
~1 John 1:7

“If you say you are in communion with the Lord, then walk in the light.  But no to double lives! Not that! That lie that we are so used to seeing and where we too sometimes fall (into temptation), don’t we? To say one thing and do another, right? It’s the never ending temptation. And we know where that lie comes from: in the Bible, Jesus calls the devil ‘the father of lies’, the liar. It’s for this reason that this grandfather says with infinite tenderness and meekness to the ‘adolescent’ Church: ‘Don’t be a liar! You are in communion with God, walk in the light. Do works of light, don’t say one thing and do another. No to double lives and all that.”  ~Pope Francis, 4/29/16 Homily
Make me, O Lord, a true child of Your light!

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