Vatican City, Nov 8, 2016 / 10:22 am
During Mass at the Vatican Tuesday, Pope Francis warned that the desire for power and money is an obstacle which keeps us from God, and that true freedom can only be found when we serve others.
"Jesus taught us that he who commands must become like one who serves. Or, if one wants to be first he must be the servant of all," he said at Mass Nov. 8 at Casa Santa Marta in the Vatican.
"And this desire for power is not the way to becoming a servant of the Lord, in fact: it is an obstacle, one of these obstacles we prayed to the Lord to remove from us."
The presence of Jesus changes the world's values, he noted: "The Lord has told us that no servant can have two masters. One either serves God or serves money."