Vatican City, May 7, 2020 / 07:00 am
It is important for Catholics to remember the whole of salvation history, and our belonging to the people of God's covenant with Abraham, Pope Francis said at Mass Thursday.
During daily Mass in the chapel of his Vatican residence, the Casa Santa Marta, Pope Francis reflected on an aspect of the day's first reading from the Acts of the Apostles, when St. Paul is invited to speak in the synagogue in Antioch.
Instead of speaking directly about Jesus, the apostle begins by telling the history of salvation, the pope noted May 7.
"What is behind Jesus? There is a story. A story of grace, a story of election, a story of promise. The Lord chose Abraham and went with his people," he said.