“If you feel you are a sinner, turn to God”

“If you feel you are a sinner, turn to God”

3ad6be3c8d6993cabe49a4b2515a474985-717x450When a person felt he has sinned, he must turn to God, exhorted Pope Francis to the faithful gathered in St Peter’s Square for the weekly General Audience. The Pope in his message spoke about the importance of opening one’s heart towards the mercy of God.

“When a person is sick he turns to the doctor; when he feels he has sinned. He must turn to God – because if he turns to the witchdoctor he will not be healed,” the Pope said.

The Holy Father mentioned about those benefactors of Church who used to come with an offer. The offer would be the fruit of the blood of people who have been exploited, enslaved with work which was under-payed. The Pope advised these people to take back their cheques. “The People of God don’t need their dirty money but hearts that are open to the mercy of God.”

The Pontiff in his message asked the benefactors to turn to the mercy of God, attain repentance and conversion. He told them to receive righteousness as the gift of   God. Finally he concluded by saying, “though our sins be like scarlet, he will make them white as snow.”