Vatican City, May 8, 2020 / 03:00 am
We must learn to let ourselves be consoled by Jesus when we are suffering, Pope Francis said at his morning Mass Friday.
In his homily in the chapel at Casa Santa Marta, May 8, the pope noted it was difficult to accept Christ's consolation in times of distress.
Reflecting on the day's Gospel reading, John 14:1-6, which records Jesus' words to his disciples at the Last Supper, the pope said the Lord recognizes their sadness and seeks to console them.
"It is not easy to allow ourselves to be consoled by the Lord," he said. "Many times, in bad moments, we are angry with the Lord and we do not let Him come and speak to us like this, with this sweetness, with this closeness, with this meekness, with this truth and with this hope."