Pope’s advice for reigniting the spiritual life

Pope Francis’ suggestions include spending time in adoration before the Eucharist (Sydney Archdiocese)

Pope Francis has given Catholics some recommendations for how to reignite their spiritual life after falling out of practice. Source: CNA.

“If we lose the thread of the spiritual life, if a thousand problems and thoughts assail us, let us heed Paul’s advice,” he said at his general audience yesterday.

“Let us place ourselves in front of Christ Crucified, let us begin again from Him. Let us take the Crucifix in our hands, holding it close to our heart. Or we can even take some time in adoration before the Eucharist, where Jesus is Bread broken for us, Crucified, Risen, the power of God who pours out his love into our hearts,” he said.

Pope Francis’ live-streamed address in the Vatican’s Paul VI Hall emphasised that Christ’s death and resurrection is “the centre of the salvation and faith.”

Speaking to a packed hall of pilgrims, the Pope continued his cycle of catechesis on St Paul’s Epistle to the Galatians.

He explained that “today, there are many who still seek religious security rather than the living and true God, focusing on rituals and precepts instead of embracing God’s love with their whole being”.

“This is the temptation of the new fundamentalists, isn’t it?” he continued. “Of those who seem to be afraid to make progress, and who regress because they feel more secure: they seek the security of God and not the God of our security ... This is why Paul asks the Galatians to return to what is essential – to return to God.”

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Pope Francis’ advice for reigniting your spiritual life (By Hannah Brockhaus, CNA)  

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