The beauty of Church lies not in self spotlighting, says Pope’s Lenten preacher

The beauty of Church lies not in self spotlighting, says Pope’s Lenten preacher

Papa-Esercizi-Spirituali-1-740x493The beauty of Church shines not in spotlighting on herself, but on Christ, said Fr Ermes Ronchi, the priest leading Lenten retreat for Pope Francis and Roman Curia members.

Reflecting the Gospel passage where Peter professes his faith in Christ as the Son of God, the preacher pointed that, Jesus wanted to know if His disciples had opened their hearts to God, so that they “can be the cradle or the tomb of God,” said Fr Ronchi.

He also noted that the members of the Church, including the Pope and Curia members are “the mediators between God and humanity.”