Vatican City, Sep 9, 2018 / 04:43 am
Pope Francis said Sunday that Jesus teaches when doing good deeds, they should be performed discretely and without trying to draw attention to one's self.
"[Jesus] teaches us that good should be done without clamor and without ostentation, without 'sounding the trumpet.' It must be done in silence," the pope said Sept. 9.
Before leading the Angelus, Francis reflected on the day's Gospel about Jesus' healing of the deaf man. In the account, Jesus makes several gestures Christians can learn from, he said. The first is that Jesus takes the man away from the crowd of people before healing him.
This is because "Jesus always acts with discretion," he said. "He does not want to impress people, he is not looking for popularity or success…"