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Pope says corruption and arrogance is a form of blasphemy

2016-11-24

In his homily at Casa Santa Marta, Pope Francis spoke about corruption as a form of blasphemy, living as if there is no God, but only material goods. He said this type of arrogance and worldliness will be destroyed in the final judgement, just as the Tower of Babel was destroyed.

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"The Gospel passage concludes with this voice: 'When these signs begin to happen' – namely the destruction of pride and vanity and all this – 'stand erect and raise your heads because your redemption is at hand, that is, you are invited to the wedding of the Lamb.' May the Lord give us grace, to prepare ourselves and to listen to that voice saying 'Come, come, come faithful servant – sinner but faithful – come to the wedding feast of your Lord.'”

As the season of Advent is approaching, Pope Francis called Christians out of pride and vanity to a spirit of service and grace, preparing for the coming of the Lord.


EXCERPTS FROM PAPAL HOMILY
(Source: Vatican Radio)

"Corruption is a blasphemous way of living, it’s the language of Babylon and worldly living. Corruption is a form of blasphemy where there is no God, but only the gods of money and well-being through the exploitation of others. Yet this worldliness which seduces the powerful will be torn down, just as we hear the victory cry of the angel, in the reading from Revelation, announcing the fall of Babylon with its empire of vanity, pride and evil.”

"A sinner who knows how to ask for forgiveness and seeks salvation in Jesus Christ learns how to adore God, though this is not an easy task for Christians. We are good at praying when we’re asking for something, but we must also learn how to praise God. Better to learn now, than have to learn in a hurry when the end times come. When praying in front of the Tabernacle, only say, 'You are God, I am a poor child loved by You.'”
 
"The Gospel passage concludes by reminding us that 'when these signs begin to happen' – that is the destruction of pride and vanity and all these things. 'stand erect and raise your heads because your redemption is at hand.' May the Lord give us grace, to prepare ourselves and to listen to that voice saying 'Come, come, come faithful servant – sinner but faithful – come to the wedding feast of your Lord.'”



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