Pope Francis continued his prayers to the general audience on Wednesday, Pope Francis pondered the “Prayers of Praise” which is possible in every situation because God is always faithful.
By Christopher Wells
Pope Francis pondered the dimension of praise in his prayers to the general audience on Wednesday, marking the beginning of his “pivotal moment in the life of Jesus”.
At the very beginning of His ministry, when He had begun proclaiming the Kingdom of the Lord and performing miracles, “the Messiah’s mission had to go through a crisis,” said Pope John the Baptist. Tishma expressed doubts while the people that He Proclaimed enmity towards Jesus and His message
But “at this disappointing time,”; said Pope Francis, “Jesus did not mourn for the Father. It is a hymn of joy.… In the midst of a crisis, Jesus blessed the Father. He praised Him. ”
God is regarded as who he is.
Jesus praised God for who He is by calling on Him to be “the Father and God of heaven and earth.” Jesus acknowledged that His Father was the Lord of the universe and, on the other hand, accepted, “God of things.” Live “as His Father,” praise comes from the experience of Him feeling that He is. ‘Son of the Most High,’ ”said Pope.
God favors the children
In His prayer, Jesus praised God “to please the children.” Pope Francis explained that in His ministry, Jesus saw those considered “wise” and “learned” in response. Responding to His sermon with suspicion as “little children” opened up to His message, “this is only the will of the Father,” said the Pope, “and Jesus rejoices in it. We too must rejoice and praise the Lord because humble and simple people welcome the gospel. ”
Jesus’ prayer of praise, “in a time of failure” brings us to our own failure in a different light, continues Pope Francis. He explains that praising God, especially “when evil seems to prevail and there is no stop,” is necessary, not for God’s sake. But for us
Praise the Lord during trials
The Pope cited the teachings, which say a prayer of praise, “share the full bliss of a pure heart who loves God in faith before seeing Him in glory.”
He said that conflicts are not only during happy times when we feel happy. But especially “in difficult times” where we must praise God – precisely so that when we rise to God we can “see a new panorama, a wider horizon.”
Example of the Saints
Saint Francis in the Hall of the Living – Laudato, yeah – Offering an excellent example of praising God during difficult times.
That prayer was made during the last moments of Francis’s life when he was beset by hardship. During that time, Pope Francis said the saint “praises God for everything, for all the gifts of creation and even death, which he can call a ‘sister’.
Pope Francis summarizes the example of the Saints showing us: “We can always give praise, both in good times and bad, because God is a faithful friend. This is the foundation of praising God as a faithful friend, and His love never fails. ”