Pope Francis’ homily reflects on the importance of three words for Catholics: Proclamation, witness, worship.

“I would like all of us to ask ourselves this question: [ask yourself, ask myself] Do we worship the Lord? Do we turn to God only to ask him for things, to thank him, or do we also turn to him to worship him? What does it mean, then, to worship God? … All of us, in our own lives, consciously and perhaps sometimes unconsciously, have a very clear order of priority concerning the things we consider important. Worshiping the Lord means giving him the place that He must have; worshiping the Lord means stating, believing—not only by our words—that He alone truly guides our lives; worshiping the Lord means that we are convinced before him that He is the only God, the God of our lives, the God of our history.”
“This has a consequence in our lives,” the pontiff noted.
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  1. This sounds very much like a Mega Non-Denominational Church in my city, which has a program of Worship that is utilized by many Evangelical Churches for Worship. The title of this program??? “Are you a FAN or a FOLLOWER of Christ?”—If I am correct. I believe it is Online too!
    I must have missed the boat……I have always thought that, as a Roman Catholic, we Worship Christ as a Sacraficial Offering, in the Eucharist at Mass!
    Also the Protestant apologist always attack the Catholic Church, by accusing us of Idolatry, venerating statues, Mary, and Saints. They condemn their Idolatry on Carnal things such as jobs, materialism…the same as the Pope mentioned.
    Comparitive Religious Study would see no difference, in Proclaim. witness and Worship…..& that is so false. I sense Ecumenism is in the air!

    • The grace we receive by worshiping Jesus Christ as our sacrificial offering at Mass hopefully makes us a living sacrifice that is also pleasing to God. Suitably empowered and inspired by God’s grace, we’re commanded to go out and share the love with everyone. The Pope’s rhetoric may sound a bit ecumenical, but the eternal mandate of Christ’s Great Commission remains: And Jesus coming, spoke to them, saying: All power is given to me in heaven and in earth. Go therefore, teach ye all nations: baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Ghost. Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you. And behold I am with you all days, even to the consummation of the world. (Matthew 28:18-20)


      • I know…..The Great Commission….This is what the Apostles started, through Christ…and we as disiples of Christ should continue, until He Returns! I suppose, for many, who are not familiar with the NT, they SHOULD be told! Faith comes by hearing and hearing the words of God!

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