Vatican City, 30 January, 2022 / 3:30 pm (ACI Africa).
Pope Francis encouraged people Sunday to be open to the newness Jesus wants to bring in their daily lives and to cultivate the capacity to wonder.
“The Lord always surprises us. This is the beauty of an encounter with Jesus,” Pope Francis said Jan. 30.
“The Lord asks us for an open mind and a simple heart. May Our Lady, model of humility and willingness, show us the way to welcome Jesus.”
Speaking from the window of the Apostolic Palace overlooking St. Peter’s Square, the pope told the crowd gathered below that “it takes humility to encounter God” and to “let ourselves be encountered by Him.”
“Jesus asks you to accept him in the daily reality that you live; in the Church of today, as it is; in those who are close to you every day; in the reality of those in need, in the problems of your family, in your parents, in your children, in grandparents, in welcoming God there,” he said.