Pope Francis during today's Mass in Santa Marta


Santa Marta: A Question on Judging from the Holy Father

None of us Will Escape God’s Judgment

Print Friendly, PDF & Email
Share this Entry

When you are sitting in a meeting or at a meal, how much time do you spend judging others?
Pope Francis posed this question during his February 26, 2018, homily at Mass at Casa Santa Marta in the Vatican.  It was his first morning mass at Santa Marta since returning from spiritual exercises February 23, from Casa ‘Gesù Divin Maestro’ (the Divine Master House) in the town of Ariccia near Rome.
“Do not judge and you will not be judged.” Pope Francis repeated Jesus’ invitation from the Gospel of Luke (6:36-38), reported Vatican News.  He went on to remind the congregation that no one will escape God’s judgment – and all will be judged “both personally and universally.”
He recommended an examination of conscience to determine how much time is spent judging others. And he reminded those present that “Judging others is terrible because the Lord is the only judge.”

Print Friendly, PDF & Email
Share this Entry

Jim Fair

Jim Fair is a husband, father, grandfather, writer, and communications consultant. He also likes playing the piano and fishing. He writes from the Chicago area.

Support ZENIT

If you liked this article, support ZENIT now with a donation