Vatican City, Feb 26, 2017 / 05:37 am
While earthly pleasures such as power and money bring temporary satisfaction, they are ultimately fleeting and deceptive, Pope Francis said Sunday, explaining that God alone is faithful and in trusting him, we have nothing to worry about.
"God is not a distant an anonymous being: he is our refuge, the source of our serenity and our peace," the Pope said Feb. 26. "He is the rock of our salvation, to whom we can cling with the certainty of not falling; he is our defense against the evil that is always lurking."
For each of us God is a "great friend, allay and father," he said, but noted that sadly, "we don't always realize it."
"We don't realize that we have a friend, a father, who loves us. We prefer to cling to immediate and contingent goods, forgetting, and at times refuting, the supreme good, which is the paternal love of God," he said.