Pope Francis says God always sees potential in people, looks back on past mistakes, and understands what they can become.
He told those gathered at Angelus in St. Peter’s Square on Sunday that Jesus always looks upon us with love.
If you feel you are “plagued with problems and sins, unable to withstand the challenges of life, even the challenges of the gospel, Jesus will always look upon us with love,” Francis said to the crowd. told to
Jesus “comes to us and calls us by name. If we welcome him, he will come to our house.”
Concerning the encounter between Jesus and Zacchaeus, who collected taxes on behalf of the Roman rulers, Francis said that Zacchaeus was rich, hated, and branded a traitor and a sinner.
However, despite his lowliness, Zacchaeus “felt the need to look for another point of view” and “waits for someone who can relieve him of his condition.
“Zacchaeus teaches us that in life all is never lost,” he said. “You can always find space for the desire to start over, to start over, to convert,” Francis explained.
You can see past mistakes.
“Let’s remember this: God’s gaze does not dwell on our fault-filled past, but looks with boundless confidence to what we can become.
“God never looked down on us,” Francis explained.
“On the contrary, he washed our feet, looked down on us, and stooped down to restore our dignity.”
“How do we see ourselves?” Francis asked the Angelus crowd.
“Do we feel inadequate and give up, or do we seek an encounter with Jesus when we are depressed?
“What view do we have of those who have made mistakes and struggle to rise again from the dust of their mistakes?
“We Christians must have the look of Christ that with compassion seeks the lost and embraces from below. ” he said.
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