Friday, 23 September 2016

masquerade of vanity

In a homily the Pope said people who seem perfect may actually be suffering from 'osteoporosis of the soul'
The root of all evil lies in greed, pride and vanity, Pope Francis has said in a morning homily.
Vanity, in fact, compels people to hide their mistakes and cover up what’s real with a facade, he said during an early morning Mass in the chapel of the Domus Sanctae Marthae.
All that masquerading “sickens the soul”, he said. “Vanity is like osteoporosis of the soul, the bones on the outside look good, but inside they are all ruined.”
Reflecting on the day’s readings, the Pope talked about the fruitless path of vanity (Eccl 1:2-11) and Herod’s growing anxiety and worry about being usurped (Lk 9:7-9).
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