If people don’t open their hearts to the Holy Spirit to let God purify and enlighten them, then “our being Christian will be superficial.”
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Pope Francis called for an end to slave labor and human trafficking as well as greater efforts to create dignified work for more people.
Christians believe they are saved by God’s grace, but they also know they will be judged at the end of time on how they used the talents God gave them and how they served others, especially the poor, Pope Francis said.
Surrounded by the devil’s temptations and being susceptible to sin, people can always find help, support and forgiveness in Jesus Christ.
A Christian isn’t a person who simply follows some commandments, but is a person who tries to think like Christ, “act like him, love like him,” Pope Francis said at his weekly general audience.
Women have a privileged role in the church because of their ability to pass on the faith through love, Pope Francis said.
“There is such a great need to bring (people) the living presence of Jesus, who is merciful and rich in love.”
The following is the Vatican text of Pope Benedict XVI’s remarks at his weekly general audience Dec. 28.