Vatican City, Nov 22, 2020 / 06:37 am
On Christ the King Sunday, Pope Francis encouraged Catholics to make choices with eternity in mind, by thinking not about what they want to do, but what is best to do.
"That is the choice we have to make daily: what do I feel like doing or what is best for me?" the pope said Nov. 22.
"This interior discernment can result either in frivolous choices or in decisions that shape our lives. It depends on us," he said in his homily. "Let us look to Jesus and ask him for the courage to choose what is best for us, to enable us to follow him in the way of love. And in this way to discover joy."
Pope Francis celebrated Mass in St. Peter's Basilica for the Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe. At the end of Mass, young people from Panama handed over the World Youth Day cross and Marian icon to a delegation from Portugal ahead of the 2023 international gathering in Lisbon.