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Earthly ambitions never satisfy, Pope tells Sunday audience

March 07, 2011

At his Angelus audience on Sunday, March 6, Pope Benedict XVI said that trust in God affords the faithful “the solid foundation upon which to build our lives.”

Commenting on the day’s Gospel reading from the conclusion of the Sermon on the Mount, the Holy Father observed: “Yet often man does not build his actions and his life on this identity, preferring the sands of power, of success and of money, thinking that there he will find stability and the response to the irrepressible demand for happiness and fulfillment he carries in his soul.” That approach is doomed to failure, the Pope said.

Pope Benedict concluded his remarks by warning against “superficial activism, which may fill a moment of pride but which in the end leaves us empty and dissatisfied.”


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