Vatican City, Dec 16, 2018 / 06:47 am
God's loving care for his children – listening to their cares, answering their prayers and petitions – is a cause for rejoicing, Pope Francis said in his Angelus address Sunday.
"The awareness that in difficulties we can always turn to the Lord, and that he never rejects our invocations, is a great reason for joy," the pope said Dec. 16. "Shout with joy, rejoice, rejoice: this is the invitation of this Sunday."
"No worries, no fear, will ever take away the serenity that does not come from human things, from human consolations, no, the serenity that comes from God, from knowing that God lovingly guides our life, and always does."
Speaking on the third Sunday of Advent, known as "Gaudete Sunday," Pope Francis reflected on the peace, hope, and joy Christ brought into the world at his birth.