Pope Francis: Cherishing God’s Word

Marking the Feast of the Immaculate Heart of the Blessed Virgin Mary at morning Mass Saturday, Pope Francis said we must learn from Mary to receive and safeguard the Word of God and ask ourselves what it is saying to us “right now” in our lives. In his homily, the Pope spoke of two elements that help us to meditate on and assimilate God’s Word. Referring to the Gospel of the day, Luke Chapter 2, he spoke of the “astonishment” of the teachers in the Temple at hearing Jesus words and Mary’s keeping all of this in her heart. To keep the Word of God and understand its meaning to our lives, we must first of all have an open heart, he said. Comparing the God’s Word to a seed, the Pope said we must be pre …

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