Pope Francis on following Jesus

To follow Jesus means to follow His path, not for power but by our witness and service. This was the focus of Pope Francis’ homily at morning Mass. Reflecting on the Gospel of the day, the Pope said that we should not follow Jesus because it is a question of culture: “I am a Christian, I have this culture”, but out of our necessity to be true disciples of Jesus, our need to follow His path. He said if we follow Jesus in a cultural context it is because we think it is a career path, a route to power. Pope Francis noted that “the history of the Church is full of this, starting with some emperors, many rulers and many people”. “Even some — not a lot, but some – priests, bishops, who think that following …

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