Vatican City, Sep 13, 2019 / 10:47 am
Pope Francis told members of a men's religious order Friday that the first goal personally and in their apostolates should be an orientation of their hearts toward God, who is Love.
"Your hearts always reaching out to God. Always! Each member of the community should be oriented, as the first 'holy purpose' of every day, to the search for God," the pope told about 150 members of the Order of Saint Augustine Sept. 13.
"This 'direction' should be declared, confessed, witnessed among you without false modesty," he continued.
"The search for God cannot be obscured by other purposes, although generous and apostolic. Because that is your first apostolate. We are here – you should be able to say among yourselves every day – because we walk towards God. And because God is Love, we walk towards Him in love."