Rome, Italy, Oct 17, 2013 / 08:12 am
During his daily Mass homily Pope Francis reflected on the dangers of following one's own personal, "moralistic" ideology, stressing the importance of prayer in staying open to God.
If a Christian "becomes a disciple of ideology," noted Pope Francis during his Oct. 17 daily Mass, "he has lost the faith."
Pope Francis offered his words to those who were gathered with him in the chapel at the Vatican's Santa Marta guesthouse, warning them against acting as if the "key is in (their) pocket, and the door closed."
The Holy Father reiterated Jesus' words to the scholars in the day's Gospel, taken from Luke, in which he tells them that they have taken the key of knowledge, reflecting that in this scene Jesus speaks to us about the "image of the lock."