There is no true freedom, if we have not first freed ourselves from idols.
Pope Francis encouraged Arabic-speaking Christians, especially those from the Holy Land, Jordan, and the Middle East, to do so during today’s General Audience of Wednesday, August 8, 2018.
After continuing his catecheses on the Commandments, the Pope stressed: “In the face of the crucified Christ, we discover the richness of God’s love that impoverishes itself for enriching itself, whereas, on the other hand, ideals make it poor and slavelike.”
“No freedom is true without first freeing ourselves from the slavery of idols, to welcome Christ who makes us sons of the one God and brothers among us,” he said.
Pope Francis concluded, saying: “May the Lord bless you all and protect you from evil!”