Vatican City, Mar 24, 2020 / 05:26 am
Pope Francis Tuesday warned Christians to avoid living in a "fog" of sadness, sloth, and complaining, instead of rejoicing in the spiritual healing they have received from Christ.
There are "many Christians who live this state of sloth, unable to do anything but complain about everything," the pope said at Mass in the Vatican's Santa Marta guesthouse March 24.
"Sloth is a poison, it is a fog that surrounds the soul and does not let it live," he continued. "It's also a drug, because if you taste it often, you like it. And you end up a 'sad-addict,' a 'sloth-addict.'"
Francis added that sloth is a "fairly usual sin among us," one which the devil "can use to annihilate our spiritual life as well as our life as people."