Vatican City, Sep 24, 2017 / 07:03 am
No one is "unemployed" when it comes to spreading the message of the Gospel, Pope Francis has said, because each one of us is called to take up the task and to do our own part in God's plan of salvation.
"The message is this: in the Kingdom of God no one is unemployed, everyone is called to do their part," the Pope said Sunday Sept. 24.
"And for everyone there will be the compensation of divine justice – not human (justice), fortunately! – which is the salvation that Jesus Christ acquired for us with his death and resurrection."
This salvation is "not merited, but given," Francis said, explaining that this is why Jesus in the Gospel says "the first shall be last and the last shall be first."