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‘Read the Gospel and find Jesus,’ says Pope

Catholic World News - July 28, 2014

During his Sunday Angelus address in St. Peter’s Square, Pope Francis reflected on the Gospel from the Mass of the day (Mt. 13:44-52).

“Whoever finds [the kingdom of God] has no doubts, he feels that it is what he was looking and waiting for, and that it responds to his most authentic aspirations,” the Pope said. “And it is really so: those who know Jesus, who meet him personally, remain fascinated, attracted by so much goodness, so much truth, so much beauty, and all in great humility and simplicity. Look for Jesus, encounter Jesus. This is the great treasure!”

“How many people, how many saints, reading the Gospel with an open heart, have been so struck by Jesus, converted to Him,” the Pope continued. “The Gospel makes one know the real, living Jesus. He addresses your heart and changes your life … Read the Gospel, read the Gospel. We’ve said this before, remember? Read a passage of the Gospel every day. Also carry a small copy of the Gospel with us, in your pocket, in your handbag – have one at hand, anyway. And there, reading a passage, we find Jesus.”

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