During his second Midnight Mass as pontiff at the St. Peter’s Basilica, Pope Francis asked the mankind “patience” as God had; and “humility.” “Life has to be lived with kindness, gentleness,” said the Pope during his homily.
“The message that everyone expected, looking in the depths of their souls, was none other tan the tenderness of God: God looks at us with eyes full of affection, that accept our misery, God’s in love withour smallness,” were the words of the pontiff.
He added that the tender must still be applied in the most difficult situations of life. “Do we have the courage to embrace tenderly the difficult situations and problems of who is with us, or we prefer impersonal solutions, perhaps effective but without the warmth of the Gospel? How much tenderness theworld needs today!,” he said.
Pope Francis invited the catholic world to live life with kindness and gentleness. “When we realize that God is in love with our smallness, He himself becomes small to facilitate an encounter with us, we can not not open our heart and beg him: Lord, help me to be like you, give me the grace of tenderness in the toughest circumstances of life, grant me the grace of closeness to the needs of others, of humility in any conflict,” he concluded.