Saying something and not doing it is a deception, says Pope Francis

Saying something and not doing it is a deception, says Pope Francis

OSSROM97063_ArticoloThe way of “saying and not doing is a deception,” said Pope Francis. The Holy Father criticized those Christians who call themselves as Christians and do the acts of the world.

“The Lord teaches us the way of doing: and how many times we find people – ourselves included – so often in the Church, who say, ‘Oh, we are very Catholic.’ ‘But what do you do?’ How many parents say they are Catholics, but never have time to talk to their children, to play with their children, to listen to their children,” the Pope told while speaking at Mass in the Chapel of the Casa Santa Marta in the Vatican.

The Pope said that Christians were called to show God’s mercy to others. On the last day the Lord will not ask, “What you have said about me?” But on the other hand he will definitely ask about the things we did. “Mere talk leads to vanity, to that empty pretense of being Christian – but no, that way one is not a Christian at all,” the Pope continued.