Easter: Allow Jesus regenerate hope in us, says Pope Francis
The Vatican Priest, Pope Francis, has at the weekly General Audience called on Christians not to allow resentment and sadness infect their lives.
Pope Francis said this while addressing the faithful gathered in St Peter’s Square for his weekly General Audience.
He enjoined the faithful to put all their challenges and worries on the cross as “that is where the end of everything was centered.”
According to Vatican news, Pope Francis then used the cross as an example of this, saying that “out of the most terrible instrument of torture, God wrought the greatest sign of His love.”
He encouraged Christians to look to the cross as the “tree of life”, so that we might be healed of that sadness that makes us ill.
The Pope explained that God does not hide His wounds from us, “He shows them so we can see that a new passage can be opened with Easter: to make of our own wounds, flowers of light.”
He maintained that Christians must dry the tears of others, take care of what others are lacking, bend over those who suffer and then our wounds can become springs of hope.
“When, instead of being thirsty for love, we quench the thirst of those in need of us. Draw near the Crucified One, gaze upon Him, wounded, and place our wounds in His. Let us let Jesus regenerate hope in us,” he added.