Vatican City, Aug 27, 2023 / 05:35 am
Christ is with us and walking beside us in our daily journey through life, including our struggles to be holy, Pope Francis said Sunday.
Emphasizing that Jesus is not just a historical figure, the pope said Aug. 27 that “we are not alone on the path of life, because Christ is with us and Christ helps us to walk, as he did with Peter and the other disciples.”
“Let us not be discouraged if at times the summit of the Christian life seems too high and the path too steep,” he said. “Let us look to Jesus — look to Jesus always — look to Jesus who walks beside us, who welcomes our frailties, shares our efforts and rests his firm and gentle arm on our weak shoulders. With him close at hand, let us also reach out to one another and renew our trust: with Jesus, what seems impossible on our own, with Jesus we can go forward.”
Pope Francis spoke about the presence of Christ during his weekly Sunday address and Angelus prayer, which he delivered from a window overlooking St. Peter’s Square to a crowd of about 10,000 people.