Vatican City, Mar 26, 2017 / 03:52 am
On Sunday Pope Francis said Lent is a key time to open ourselves to the light of Christ and let go of all the "false lights" that lead us away from him, taking us instead down a path of darkness marked by our own selfishness.
"If now I were to ask you, do you believe that Jesus is the Son of God? Do you believe that he can change your heart? Do you think you can see reality as he sees it, not as we do? Do you believe that he is light, that he gives us the true light?" the Pope asked March 26, telling pilgrims to respond in silence.
The walk in the light of Christ means to convert, he said, explaining that this transformation means above all "abandoning false lights."
One of these false lights, he said, is the "cold and fatuous light of prejudice against others, because prejudice distorts reality and builds hate against those who we judge without mercy and condemn without an appeal."