God’s salvation is not through power or wealth but through little things, said Pope Francis in his daily morning Mass at Casa Santa Marta. “You did not seek salvation or your hope in power, in political parties, in negotiations. No! You have simply done these things,” the Pope said.
The Pope mentioned in his message that the people of Jesus’ time did not had confidence in the little things. They believed Jesus as he spoke with authority. But they had contempt for Jesus. According to the Pope, contempt arose “because in our imagination, salvation should come from something great, something majestic; only the powerful, those who have strength or money or power, can save us. These people can save us. And the plan of God is different.”
As a means to wipe out the dirt of contempt, Pope exhorted the faithful to read the Beatitudes. “It would do us good to take some time – today, tomorrow – to read the Beatitudes, to read Matthew 25, and to pay attention to what happens in our heart: if there is some feeling of contempt,”