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Don't Be 'Soap Bubble' Christians, Pope Exhorts in Morning Homily

Warns Against Vanity and Being Beautiful Only for a Second

Vatican City, September 25, 2014 (Zenit.org) | 1715 hits
Drawing from the first reading's exclamation, "Vanity of vanities! All things are vanity!" Pope Francis spoke today in his morning homily about Christians' temptation to "make themselves seen" when doing good.

During his morning Mass at the Casa Santa Marta, Pope Francis said to beware of vanity, which takes us far from the truth and makes us seem like "soap bubbles."

If you “do not have something substantial, you too will pass like all things.”
Pope Francis took his cue from the Book of Ecclesiastes to dwell on vanity. Vanity is a temptation not only for the pagans but also for Christians, for “people of faith,” he said.

Jesus, he noted, often rebuked those who boasted. He told the teachers of the law that they should not “walk down the streets” with “luxurious outfits,” like “princes.” When you pray, the Lord warned, do not do it to be seen, do not pray so that people will see you; “pray in secret, go to your room.”

You should do the same, the Pope said, when you help the poor: “Don’t sound the trumpet, do it secretly. The Father sees it, and that is enough

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Doing good is doing good, who was crying with an Albanian mother? who was kissing babies? who was praying and kissing the disfigured man? WHILE THE CAMERA WAS ROLLING!!! He can say it is a wardrobe issue, what now Bishop Sheen was a Hypocrite because according to the pope he liked to show off because he always wore the sacred attires according to the occasion even on the streets... Weird time we …More
Doing good is doing good, who was crying with an Albanian mother? who was kissing babies? who was praying and kissing the disfigured man? WHILE THE CAMERA WAS ROLLING!!! He can say it is a wardrobe issue, what now Bishop Sheen was a Hypocrite because according to the pope he liked to show off because he always wore the sacred attires according to the occasion even on the streets... Weird time we live in, confusing, yet but exciting times as I believe St Francis of Assisi prophecy with pope Francis has been fulfilled.
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Awesome piece Rhemes
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There is another way to read the Pope`s homily, here.

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Hahaha... incredible!!!

The pope is giving advice on not to be seen while doing good, and he is the first one doing it...

Every time he goes out, theres a camera rolling, some popes who had the gift of humility in the past, they were never seen doing something, after death it was known, but this pope even if he is doing something for someone it is always make known right there!

Incredible, …More
Hahaha... incredible!!!

The pope is giving advice on not to be seen while doing good, and he is the first one doing it...

Every time he goes out, theres a camera rolling, some popes who had the gift of humility in the past, they were never seen doing something, after death it was known, but this pope even if he is doing something for someone it is always make known right there!

Incredible, right there it is fulfilled 'blind leading other blind, how can you rebuke your brother when you have a piece if wood in your eye, hypocrite take it out so you can see where you're going'