In a world of hatred and violence this message should be welcomed by all. Catholic or not. I will not debate Catholicism however this is the first time I have agreed with completely or even welcomed a message from Pope Francis. We all would do good to ask ourselves these questions and seek an audience with our Lord and Savior. If we truly seek Him and ask these questions the Spirit will guide us into His light, His love and His Glory.
The Pope suggested that there are questions we can ask ourselves to know what sort of Christians we are. He said that all of us—the Pope included—need to ask ourselves: “How much worldliness is in me? How much paganism?”Even more specifically, the Pope asked: “Do I like to brag? Do I like money? Do I like my pride, my arrogance? Where are my roots, and where is my citizenship? In heaven or on earth?”“If you love money and are attached to it, if you love vanity and pride, you are headed down a bad road,” he said. If, instead, he continued, “you try to love God and serve others, if you are gentle, if you are humble, if you are the servant of others, you are on the right path. Your citizenship is in heaven.” via Pope Francis: ‘Pagan’ Christians ‘in Name Only’ are ‘Enemies of the Cross’.
My prayer for today is for the Body of Christ to come to Him, to ask for Mercy and light into this world of darkness. For God to fill hearts with love, not of self but of Christ. May more come to the realization that this is not our home, but our home and treasures are in heaven. Pray for God to guide all lost into His presence, so that all may know the love of Christ.
Pope Francis used Jesus’ words in Revelation to hit home this message. So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth. Revelation 3:16