Vatican City, Aug 22, 2018 / 04:11 am
The lives of the saints are attractive because they demonstrate the radical and authentic relationship with Christ each person is called to, Pope Francis said Wednesday.
"Why are the saints so able to touch the heart?" he asked at the general audience Aug. 22. "Because in the saints we see what our heart deeply desires: authenticity, true relationships, radicalism."
This example can also be found in those "saints next door," he noted, such as parents who teach their children to live "coherent, simple, honest, and generous" lives.
Continuing his reflection on the Ten Commandments, Pope Francis spoke about respecting the name of the Lord. He also pointed out a deeper meaning of the commandment, which is the hypocrisy of "using" God's name while not having a real relationship with him.