Pope Francis’s Homily On the Last Ember Day of Autumn

It seems fitting to me, at least. Especially this part,

“And sinners, tax collectors and sinners, they felt that Jesus had looked on them and that gaze of Jesus upon them – I believe – was like a breath on embers, and they felt that there was fire in the belly, again, and that Jesus made lifted them up, gave them back their dignity. The gaze of Jesus always makes us worthy, gives us dignity. It is a generous look. ‘But behold, what a teacher: dining with the dregs of the city!’: But beneath that dirt there were the embers of desire for God, the embers of God’s image that wanted someone who could help them be kindled anew. This is what the gaze of Jesus does.”

Read it all.

Pope Francis is like a blacksmith working his bellows, kindling the fire of the Lord.

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  • Maggie Goff

    What a great way to describe what he has been doing.


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