World Day of the Poor

On World Day of the Poor, and drawing on the day’s Gospel about using our talents, Pope Francis urges us to “use what God has given you and look at the poor.”  In the Gospel, good servants are those who take risks, he said. “They are not cautious and watchful, they do not keep what they have received, but they use it. Because good, if you don’t invest, you lose; because the greatness of our life does not depend on how much we put aside, but on how much fruit we bear. 

Pope Francis continues that “it is not enough to observe the rules; fidelity to Jesus is not only not making mistakes, it is negative.” He reminds us that our mission as Christians is “to work good, to work good in this life, as a service to God.”

Read full homily here

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