(CNA/EWTN News).- In his daily Mass Pope Francis reflected on attitudes necessary to evangelize, emphasizing the need to leave room for the grace of God instead of putting our own bureaucratic obstacles in the way.
“Grace: Grace is more important than all the bureaucracy…Remember this” the Pope insisted in his May 8 daily homily.
Addressing to those present for his Mass in the Vatican’s Saint Martha guesthouse, the pontiff began by returning to the day’s first reading, taken from the Acts of the Apostles, in which an angel speaks to the Apostle Phillip and tells him to walk along a desert road, on which he meets a eunuch whom he baptizes.
Referring to the importance of being docile when we evangelize, the Pope explained that “He, Philip, obeys, he’s docile and accepts the calling from the Lord.”
“Certainly he left behind many things that he ought to have done, because the Apostles in that period were very busy evangelizing” he noted, however “he leaves everything and sets off.”
“This makes us see that without this docility or meekness before the voice of God nobody can evangelize, nobody can announce Jesus Christ: at the very most he will be announcing himself.”