“If you want to reach the heart of God, take the path of mercy, and let yourself be treated with mercy,” Pope Francis invited while celebrating the morning Mass at Casa Santa Marta in the Vatican on September 21, 2018: “Mercy God’s looking for everyone, forgive everyone. ”
In his homily reported by Vatican News, the pope evoked Christians, saints “who were chosen from the lowest” and invited to cultivate “this consciousness from which we were chosen”, keeping “the memory that the Lord has had mercy on my sins and has chosen me to be a Christian, to be an apostle “.
“When the Apostle forgets his origins and begins to make a career, he warned, he moves away from the Lord and becomes an official; who does a lot of good, perhaps, but he is not an Apostle. He will be unable to transmit Jesus; he will be an organizer of pastoral plans … but in the end, a businessman. A businessman of the Kingdom of God, because he forgot where he was chosen. ”
The memory of its origins “must accompany the life of the Apostle and all Christians,” the Pope insisted: “Being a Christian is something very beautiful and very great. It is we who go away and want to stay halfway. ”
In the Gospel of the day (Mt 9: 9-13), the conversion of St. Matthew, when Jesus sat at the table “from the worst of the worst of society”, “the teachers of the Law were scandalized”, commented the Pope: “They called the disciples and said to them,” But how does your master do this with these people? But, he becomes impure! “Eating with an impure person contaminates impurity … And Jesus speaks and says …:” Go and learn what it means: I want mercy, not sacrifice. ” ”
“The mercy of God seeks everyone, forgive everyone. Only he asks you to say, “Yes, help me”. Only that, “said Pope Francis. And to conclude: “To understand the mercy of the Lord is a mystery; the greatest mystery, the most beautiful, is the heart of God. If you want to reach the heart of God, take the path of mercy, and let yourself be treated with mercy. “