Vatican City, Mar 6, 2011 / 09:29 am
On Christ, and not on the “sands of power, success and money,” does man find the true place to build his life, said Pope Benedict XVI at the Sunday Angelus.
From his studio window high above St. Peter's Square, Pope Benedict spoke about the Sunday reading in which Jesus says that “only the one who does the will of my Father” will enter into heaven.
During the "Sermon on the Mount" described in the Gospel of Matthew, Jesus explains that those who listen to his words and act on them are like a “wise man who built his house on rock.” Those who do not, he warns, are like the “fool” who builds his house on sand, only to have it collapse in a storm.
This conclusion, said the Pope, is an invitation to Jesus' disciples to listen to his words and put them in practice. Through this parable, Christ calls the disciple to a greater allegiance to his words.