Pride and Confusion
Pride and Confusion November 17 2019 XXXIII Sunday of Ordinary Time Dear brothers and sisters, the passage of the first reading of the Liturgy of next Sunday, November 17, taken from the book of the …More
Pride and Confusion November 17 2019 XXXIII Sunday of Ordinary Time Dear brothers and sisters, the passage of the first reading of the Liturgy of next Sunday, November 17, taken from the book of the Prophet Malachi, clearly states that pride is the gravest sin that man can commit. Pride, in fact, is capable of preventing God from saving man. The Word of God teaches us that pride is the sin of Satan who, deluding himself that he could substitute himself for God, sank into eternal confusion. Pope Francis, for his part, has always warned us against dialoguing with satan, repeatedly stating that diabolical action is certainly one of the causes, if not the most important, of the current individualism and exaggerated narcissism that is so badly affecting our post-modern world. In fact, last September during an informal meeting held with the Jesuits of Mozambique, Pope Francis told that once a Jesuit told him «to be careful in giving absolution, because the most serious sins are those that have a greater 'angelicity' : pride, arrogance, dominion. And the least serious are those that have less angelicity, such as gluttony and lust. The danger that the priests and the laity themselves run, the Pope added, is to focus almost exclusively on sex and not to give weight to social injustice, to slander, to gossip, to lies ". Dear brothers and sisters, let’s focus on God’s love and put ourselves at service of the poor and our lives will be fill of joy!