Rome, Italy, Oct 15, 2013 / 08:03 am
In his daily Mass homily, Pope Francis warned of the presence of idolatry in our lives, urging each person present to look to themselves in order to find the hidden idols which are present in our hearts.
"Even today, there are so many idols, and even today there are so many idolaters, so many who think they are wise," urged the pontiff during his Oct. 15 daily Mass.
Pope Francis offered his reflections to those present in the St. Martha guesthouse of the Vatican, emphasizing the need to be aware of the trap of becoming an apostle of one's own ideas, and forgetting the commandment to love without exceptions.
Echoing the words of St. Paul from the day's first reading, the Pope condemned the sin of idolatry in those who "although they knew God," did not "accord him glory as God or give him thanks," preferring instead to worship "the creature rather than the creator."