"You cannot know Jesus without having problems," said the Holy Father, "But if you want to have a problem, go to the street to know Jesus – you'll end up having not one, but many! But that is the way to get to know Jesus!"
"You cannot know Jesus in first class! One gets to know Jesus in going out (into) every day (life). You cannot get to know Jesus in peace and quiet, nor even in the library: Know Jesus."
Pope Francis then noted that the languages of "mind, heart and action" are necessary in order for every Christian in building their relationship with the Son of Man.
Drawing attention to the Catechism of the Catholic Church as an exceptional resource for knowing our faith, the Holy Father emphasized that there is much to learn about Jesus by reading it, and urged those present to both study and read it.
"We know the Son of God, who came to save us, we understand the beauty of the history of salvation, of the love of the Father, studying the Catechism," he said, asking those present "how many people have read the Catechism of the Catholic Church since it was published over 20 years ago?"
The Holy Father stressed that although resources such as the Catechism are important, it is only a step in getting to know Jesus, and that knowing him in the mind is not enough.