Vatican City, Apr 10, 2023 / 05:50 am
Pope Francis encouraged Christians to not be held back by fear of judgment but to share the good news of Christ’s resurrection with others.
“At times we think the way to be close to God is by keeping him close to us; because then, if we reveal ourselves and start to talk about it, judgments, criticisms come,” the pope said before the recitation of the Regina Caeli prayer on April 10.
“Perhaps,” he added, “we do not know how to respond to certain questions or provocations, and so [we think] it is better not to talk about it, to close ourselves: no, this is not good.”
“Instead, the Lord comes while we proclaim him,” he continued. “This is what the women teach us: We encounter Jesus by witnessing him. Let us put this in our hearts: Jesus is met by witnessing him.”