Vatican City, Jan 10, 2017 / 15:00 pm
Pope Francis warned against the destruction of clericalism in his Jan. 10 homily, stressing that humility was power behind Christ's authority.
"He was at the service of the people. He had an attitude of a servant," the Pope said of Christ. In his Tuesday homily at the Casa Santa Marta, he linked the authority of Jesus with his service, closeness to the people, and sincerity.
When Jesus emptied himself of his divinity, he committed the ultimate act of humility, the Pope said. It was through this humility that Christ's authority was so effective.
The opposite view – that of pride and a desire to be served – is seen in the Pharisee's mentality, Francis said.