Pope Francis speaks about lukewarm Christians

Lukewarm Christians are those who want to build a church to their own specifications, but it is not the Church of Jesus: this is what Pope Francis said today during a Mass in the chapel of the Domus Sanctae Marthae. Present at the Mass were volunteers from the pediatric dispensary “Santa Marta” in the Vatican, entrusted to the Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul, who for 90 years have supported children and families in need in Rome without distinction of religion or nationality. Listen

The first Christian community, after the persecution, lives a moment of peace, it is united, it walks and grows “in the fear of the Lord and with the comfort of the Holy Spirit”: This was the Pope’s comment following the reading from the Acts of the Apostles. It is this very air in which the Church lives and breathes, called to walk in the presence of God in an irreproachable manner:

“It ‘is a style of the Church. To walk in the fear of the Lord is a ‘sense of adoration, the presence of God, no? The Church walks and so when we are in the presence of God we do not do bad things or make bad decisions. We are in God’s sight with joy and happiness: this is the security of the Holy Spirit, that is the gift that the Lord has given us – this comfort – that keeps us going. ”