Vatican City, Dec 14, 2016 / 04:54 am
Pope Francis Wednesday spoke about the hope that the Child Jesus brings at Christmastime, saying it is our duty to be the messengers who bring his message to the world – a world that is thirsting for goodness.
"The message of the Good News entrusted to us is urgent," he said Dec. 14. "We must also run like the messenger of the mountains, because the world cannot wait, humanity is hungry and thirsty for justice, for truth and for peace."
The Pope spoke during his general audience for the third week of Advent, continuing the series of catechesis he began last week on Christian hope.
Focusing on a passage from the Book of Isaiah recounting how the messenger was "announcing peace" and "bringing good news," the Pope said that we are also urged "to wake up, like Jerusalem."