Vatican City, Nov 8, 2013 / 09:38 am
During his daily Mass, Pope Francis cautioned those present to be aware the dangers of bribery, stating that those who are dishonest in their work deprive themselves of dignity.
"This man, this steward," said the Pope about the unjust steward from the day's readings "he brought bread home, but how? He fed his children unclean bread!"
The pontiff centered the reflections of his Nov. 8 homily, given in the Vatican's Saint Martha guesthouse, on the servant in the Gospel of Luke who is accused of being dishonest, and so bribes his master in order not to be fired.
Warning of the dangers "of worldliness and mundane affairs," Pope Francis highlighted how Jesus "prayed to the Father that his disciples might not fall into the trap of worldliness," which he referred to as "the enemy."