Through His law Jesus teaches us true freedom and responsibility – Pope Francis

epaselect epa08221657 Pope Francis leads his Sunday Angelus prayer from the window of his office overlooking Saint Peter's Square at the Vatican, 16 February 2020. EPA-EFE/FABIO FRUSTACI

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Pope Francis on Sunday told the faithful that God came into the world to give us His Grace so we can do His will, and he explained that through His law, Jesus teaches us true freedom and responsibility.

Speaking to the pilgrims gathered in St. Peter’s Square for the Angelus, the Pope reflected on the Gospel reading which is taken from the “Sermon on the Mount” and deals with the subject of the fulfilment of the Law.

“Let’s not forget this: to live the law as an instrument of freedom, which helps me to be more free, which helps me not to be slaves to our passions and sin,” he said. The Pope reflected on war and its consequences, “so many calamities, so many.” This, he said, “is the fruit of the passions, and people who make war do not know how to master their passions”.

When we give in to temptations and passions, he continued, we give up being in charge of our lives.

Vatican News

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