Vatican City, Sep 22, 2019 / 04:13 am
People and relationships are more valuable than things and the truly wealthy are those who are rich in friends, Pope Francis said during the Angelus Sunday.
"Wealth can encourage the erection of walls, create divisions and discrimination," the pope said Sept. 22, adding that "Jesus, by contrast, invites his disciples to change course: 'Make friends with riches.'"
"It is an invitation to know how to transform goods and riches into relationships, because people are worth more than things and count more than the wealth they possess," he explained.
"In life, in fact," he continued, "it is not those who have so many riches who bear fruit, but those who create and keep so many bonds, so many relationships, so many friendships through the different 'riches,' that is, the different gifts with which God has endowed them."