Vatican City, Aug 8, 2018 / 03:37 am
Attachment to idols is a failure to trust totally in God – and to reject these idols, Catholics must accept their weaknesses, inviting Christ to heal their hearts, Pope Francis said Wednesday.
Healing from the attachment to idols comes from Jesus Christ, "who became poor, who accepted failure, who took our precariousness to the end to fill it with love and strength," the pope said Aug. 8.
When we let Jesus Christ into our hearts, "we discover that recognizing our weakness is not the misfortune of human life, but it is the condition to open up to who is really strong."
"Then God's salvation enters through the door of weakness…" he continued. "Man's freedom arises from letting the true God be the only Lord. And this allows us to accept our own fragility and reject the idols of our hearts."