God’s voice is audible only when we soften our hearts, exhorted Pope Francis to the faithful gathered for Mass at Casa Santa Marta. When heart is kept hard, we could not understand God’s mercy. “God’s mercy can only be understood when you are able to open your heart to let it enter,” the Pope added.
The Pontiff indicated infidelity as the cause for hardened heart. To attain fidelity, the Pope asked the faithful to admit before God that you are a sinner. Then, “the heart opens and God’s mercy is allowed to enter and you begin to be faithful.”
He concluded by saying, “We ask for grace so that our hearts do not harden – that they are open to God’s mercy – and for the grace of faithfulness. And when we find ourselves unfaithful, ask for the grace of forgiveness.”