Sin is a failure

“When did Jesus reveal himself as king? In the event of the Cross! Those who look at the Cross cannot but see the astonishing gratuitousness of love. One of you could say, ‘Father, that was a failure!’ It is precisely in the failure of sin — sin is a failure — in the failure of human ambitions: the triumph of the Cross is there; the gratuitousness of love is there.” — Pope Francis

Reflection: Find a crucifix and spend a few moments looking at it. How does this image of Jesus match your idea of being a king? What does this reveal about God’s kingdom? How does Jesus’ unwarranted gift of love help you to overcome the failure of sin? Where does this kind of giving show up in your celebration of the Advent and Christmas seasons?

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Spend a few minutes with Pope Francis each day. These daily reflections are sure to deepen your Catholic faith journey.


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