Vatican City, Jan 8, 2016 / 05:22 am
Love was the center of Pope Francis' second daily homily after taking a break for Christmas - he said the word has become so casual that we no longer know exactly what we mean when we say it.
"This word 'love' is a word that is used so many times and when we use it we don't know exactly what it means. What is love?" the Pope said during his Jan. 8 daily Mass in the Vatican's Saint Martha guesthouse.
It was his second daily Mass after taking a break during the Christmas holiday season. At yesterday's Mass, the Pope dedicated his homily to the topic of mercy.
He focused today's reflections on the passage in the First Letter of St. John when the apostle tells his readers that "God is love."