Vatican City, Jul 6, 2013 / 16:19 pm
In his July 6 homily, Pope Francis encouraged the faithful to be open to the renewal of the Holy Spirit, both in their own lives and in the "structures" of Church life.
"Christian life is not a collage of things" or a "collection" or activities, such as Mass attendance, the Holy Father said.
"It is a harmonious whole, harmonious, and the Holy Spirit does it!" he explained. "He renews all things: He renews our heart, our life, and makes us live differently, but in a way that takes up the whole of our life."
"You cannot be a Christian of pieces, a part time Christian," the Pope cautioned, because Christianity requires a renewal of the entire person.