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Everyone is tempted to forms of idolatry, Pope says

Catholic World News - June 06, 2013

All Christians should guard against the “small—or not so small” forms of idolatry that creep into their lives, Pope Francis told the congregation at a daily Mass in the Domus Sanctae Marthae on June 6.

Reflecting on the day’s Gospel reading, which recounted the incident in which a scribe approved of Christ’s interpretation of the First Commandment, the Pope remarked that Jesus told the man: “You are not far from the Kingdom of God.” That sentence suggests that the man still had some distance to travel, the Pope said, to “transform this commandment into reality.”

In fact, Pope Francis continued, everyone is subject to temptations toward idolatry. To purify our faith, he said, “demands that we drive out our idols, that we uncover them: they are hidden in our personality, in our way of life.” He recommended praying for the wisdom and honesty necessary to recognize our own idolatries, and the strength to reject them.

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