Vatican City, Jan 31, 2016 / 05:50 am
On Sunday Pope Francis said that it's the weak and vulnerable who are most valuable in God's eyes, and stressed that it's always him who takes the initiative in meeting us where we are.
"God meets the men and women of every time and place in the concrete situation in which they find themselves. He also comes to encounter us," the Pope said Jan. 31, adding that "it's always he who makes the first step."
Francis explained that it is God who "comes to visit us with his mercy, to lift us from the dust of our sins; he lends us a hand in rising from the abyss into which our pride has made us fall."
He also invites us to welcome "the consoling truth of the Gospel" into our hearts and to walk along the path of goodness, the Pope said, noting that this isn't done through our own initiative, but God's, because "it's always he who comes to look for us."