Pope Francis exhorted the faithful to stick on to humility, the virture through which God accompanies his people. Expounding the first reading from the prophet Micah, the Holy Father said, “You, Bethlehem-Ephrathah, too small to be among the clans of Judah, from you shall come forth for me one who is to be ruler in Israel; Whose origin is from of old, from ancient times.”He was delivering his morning homily during the Mass at Casa Santa Marta on the feast of the Nativity of Blessed Virgin Mary.
Deriving example from the life and selection of Mary as the Mother of God, the Pope said: “God often prefers modest things to do great works” . God brings reconciliation only through the process of salvation, which takes time. Concluding his message, he said that the feast of nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary is a crucial aspect in the history of salvation..