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Pope’s Morning Homily: Laziness Leads to Ease and Half-Hearted Service

Vatican City, November 11, 2014

In his homily at Casa Santa Marta, Pope Francis warned against the temptations that lead Christians away from serving others.

According to Vatican Radio, the Holy Father reflected on today’s Gospel from St. Luke, in which Jesus speaks on the meaning of service through a parable in which a servant is asked to serve despite a long day working in the field. “When you have done all you have been commanded, say, ‘We are unprofitable servants, we have done what we were obliged to do,’” Jesus says. …