Catholic #Pope Francis told Catholics around the globe not to get trapped in the struggles of life, but to renew their lives with the help of the Lord. His Eminence's teaching came as he celebrated a Mass for more than seventy thousand believers in Italy. The Pope was on a short visit in a region called "Emilia Romagna," which was ground zero of severe earthquakes five years ago that caused extensive damage. He hoped to bring the people of the region hope and understanding. Comforting those who suffered losses during this catastrophe, His Eminence explained that the almighty Lord of the Heavens doesn't magically make a tragedy vanish.
The Lord is not a wizard!
"God is not a wizard, however, the Lord's hope is in and with those who are suffering from injustice and hardships in life.
God has the power to transform pain", the Pope told his huge audience. Mentioning the resurrection of Lazarus, His Eminence remembered the believers that Christ himself made the death of Lazarus "unhappen". Christ would not have thought a second about getting lost in hopelesness, Pope Francis remembered.
Hope is unconditional!
The head of the Catholic Church told his audience that all human beings will get to a point where one has to ask himself on which side of life he wants to be: lost in sadness or open to hope in Christ. Anxiety and fear are against the biblical message. The threefold God is always there to help people rise, His Eminence explained to his catholic audience. "People need to know how to deal with difficult situations, and the Holy Spirit is our guide", congratulated Archbishop Jemima in the name of the liberal-protestant side of Christianity regarding the Catholic Pope's theological approach.
The Archbishop expressed her gratitude that the Catholic Pope "once again found precious words which are of great value for all christian congregations".
In an interview with CNA-NY Archbishop Jemima expressed her deep gratitude for the fact that Pope Francis "spoke in a way that is helping people to learn how to deal with difficulties in their lives". There would only be one path on which man can be sure that dealing with the "temptation of hopelesness" will not end in bad results. "And this path is unconditional hope", Archbishop Jemima explained. #Vatican Radio