Vatican City, Jul 23, 2017 / 04:07 am
On Sunday Pope Francis said good and evil are often entwined, and that as sinners, we can't label any one group or institution as bad, since we all face temptation and have the ability to choose which path to follow.
"The Lord, who is wisdom incarnate, today helps us to understand that good and evil cannot identify with definite territories or determined groups of people," the Pope said July 23.
Jesus tells us that "the line between good and evil passes through the heart of every person. We are all sinners," he said, and asked for anyone who is not a sinner to raise their hand – which no one did.
"We are all sinners!" he said, explaining that with his death and resurrection, Jesus Christ "has freed us from the slavery of sin and gives us the grace of walking in a new life."
Pope Francis spoke to the crowd of pilgrims present in St. Peter's Square for his Sunday Angelus address, which this week focused on the day's Gospel passage from Matthew, in which an enemy secretly plants weeds alongside the wheat in a master's field.