Archive of August 12, 2007 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of August 12, 2007

"Detach from material goods and prepare interiorly for Christ's return," says Pope Benedict XVI

Aug 12, 2007 - 10:20 am .- Pope Benedict XVI has reminded the faithful to heed today's Gospel reading by detaching themselves from material goods and instead preparing interiorly for Christ's return. Continuing on from last Sunday's Gospel reading, which warned of attachment to worldly goods that are “for the most part illusory”, the Pope invited the faithful to instead direct themselves to “the heights of heaven”.   The believer, he added, “stays awake and keeps watch so as to be ready to welcome Jesus when he comes in all His glory”.