Pope Francis has said that a fear of God is leading people to find excuses not to go to Him which in turn leads them down the path of selfishness.
In another powerful warning about modern day attitudes to faith, the Pope suggests that some people want to be Catholic, but not too Catholic; and some want to trust in the Lord, but not too much. The Pope suggests that this kind of attitude 'belittles us'.
In encouraging people to go to God and to trust in Him completely the Pope, in referring to today's Gospel, said we must look to the crucifix as it is on the crucifix where everything is paid for. Therefore, we should accept God's invitation to the banquet and accept His kindness. There is nothing to be afraid of.
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