Vatican City, August 31, 2014
The Gospel, the Eucharist and Prayer are the three gifts that allows us to walk the path of Christ and not of the world. This was the theme of Pope Francis’ address during Sunday’s Angelus.
The Holy Father reflected on today’s Gospel from St. Matthew, where Jesus tells his disciples that He must go to Jerusalem to suffer, die and rise from the dead. When Peter rebukes Him, Jesus in turn reproaches him saying “Get behind me, Satan! You are an obstacle to me. You are thinking not as God does, but as human beings do.”
This critical moment, the Holy Father noted, speaks to the reality of Christians today who run the risk of becoming worldly, or “watered down.” ..