Vatican, 23 October, 2022 / 6:08 pm (ACI Africa).
In his Sunday Angelus address, Pope Francis warned that “spiritual arrogance” can lead to adoration of one’s ego instead of God.
Speaking from the window of the Apostolic Palace on Oct. 23, the pope said that there is a temptation to “concern ourselves with how we appear rather than how we are” and to be “trapped by narcissism.”
“Where there is too much ‘I,’ there is too little God,” Pope Francis said.
He explained that with true humility, on the other hand, “we become capable of bringing what we are to God, without pretense: the wounds, the sins and the miseries that weigh on our hearts, and to invoke his mercy so that he may heal us, restore us and raise us up.”
“It will be he who raises us up, not us. The more we descend with humility, the more God raises us up," he said.