Vatican City, Sep 4, 2016 / 03:18 am
More than just helping people in need, the Christian life must include the roots of charity, putting our entire lives at the service of Christ, as Mother Teresa did, Pope Francis said Sunday.
"The task which the Lord gives us ... is the vocation to charity in which each of Christ's disciples puts his or her entire life at his service, so to grow each day in love," the Pope said in his homily for the Canonization Mass of Mother Teresa of Calcutta Sept. 4.
It is estimated that there were 120,000 people in attendance at the Mass, according to the Vatican Press Office.
Referencing the question: "Who can learn the counsel of God?" in the Book of Wisdom, Francis said our task is to realize the call of God and then to do his will. But in order to do his will, we must first find out what it is.