There is no true freedom, if we have not first freed ourselves from idols.
Pope Francis encouraged Arabic-speaking Christians, especially those from the Holy Land, Jordan, and the Middle East, to do so during today’s General Audience of Wednesday, August 8, 2018.
After continuing his catecheses on the Commandments, the Pope stressed: “In the face of Christ crucified we discover the richness of the love of God, Who made Himself poor to enrich us, whereas idols impoverish us and increasingly render us slaves.”
“No freedom is true unless we free ourselves first from the slavery of idols, so as to welcome Christ Who makes us children of the one God and brothers among ourselves,” he said.
Pope Francis concluded, saying: “May the Lord bless you all and protect you from evil!”