Vatican City, Nov 29, 2016 / 11:00 am
Christians must pursue true humility as they remember the "smallness" of Christmas, Pope Francis said in his Tuesday homily.
"Humility is the virtue of the childlike and this is true humility and not a rather theatrical humility: no, not that: the humility of somebody who said: 'I am humble but proud of being so.' No, that is not true humility," the Pope warned.
"The humility of the childlike is that of somebody who walks in the presence of the Lord, does not speak badly about others, looks only at serving and feels that he or she is the smallest."
This is the strength of the childlike, the Pope said in his Nov. 11 homily during Mass at the Casa Santa Marta chapel in Vatican City. He noted that the Lord reveals to the little ones the mystery of Salvation and the mystery of his very self.