(Vatican Radio) During his Angelus address on Sunday in St Peter’s Square, Pope Francis took his cue from the Gospel reading of the day in which Jesus calls us not to worry about tomorrow, recalling that above all there is a loving Father who never forgets his children.
Drawing from this passage the Pope reminded the pilgrims and tourists present to trust in God who takes care of the living beings of creation.
Trusting in him, explained the Holy Father, “will not magically solve our problems, but it lets us face them with the right frame of mind.”
Pope Francis went on to say that, “God is not distant or anonymous: he is our refuge, the source of our serenity and our peace.”
When we distance ourselves from God we end up following the obsessive pursuit of worldly goods and riches. However, Jesus, the Holy Father said, “tells us that this desperate search is an illusion and a cause of unhappiness.” Quoting from scripture, Pope Francis reiterated that "You cannot serve God and wealth"; one has to choose constantly the road that leads to God, because the temptation to reduce everything to money, pleasure and power is pressing. Choosing God’s path, observed the Holy Father may not immediately bear fruit but it ultimately leads to fulfillment and the realization of his plans for us.