Vatican City, Mar 27, 2019 / 06:20 am
The ‘daily bread’ asked of God in the ‘Our Father’ is for everyone, and Christians will be judged by how well they shared their gifts with those in need, Pope Francis said Wednesday.
“Let’s get this in our heads: food is not private property, but providence to be shared with the grace of God,” the pope said March 27.
He reflected during the general audience on a line in the Lord’s Prayer, which says, “give us this day our daily bread.” Pope Francis explained that one day this “daily bread” could be the cause of one’s condemnation, if he or she did not share it with others.
“It was bread given for humanity, and instead it was eaten only by somebody,” he said. “Love cannot bear this. Our love cannot stand it; nor can the love of God bear this egoism of not sharing bread.”