There are so many times when Francis says and does things and I say to myself, “I’d love to have said or done that.” St. Francis said “Preach always and where necessary use words”.
Nearly every morning in St. Martha’s House in the Vatican, Pope Francis preaches at morning mass. These January days the readings tell the story of David and Bethsheba in the Old Testament. Based on the readings,he reminds us of how blind we can be to think that we don’t need God’s forgiveness. None of us can throw stones. The worst thing about us can be “not feeling the need for forgiveness.” So every day we need to pray the Grace of God into our lives. “It is the property of fools to be always judging” said Thomas Fuller. It’s worth revisiting again the Pope’s New Year Resolutions, at the end of the month.