“The ‘little ones’ speak for God” says Pope Francis

Speaking at the shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa, at the occasion of 1050 anniversary of Poland becoming a Christian nation, Pope Francis said that “those who embrace their own littleness become the “spokespersons” of God.”

“To be attracted by power, by grandeur, by appearances, is tragically human. But to give oneself to others, eliminating distances, dwelling in littleness and living the reality of one’s everyday life: this is exquisitely divine” the Holy Father said.

Driving home his point, the Pope said that the ‘little ones speak God’s own language’. God calls the simple and receptive to be his spokespersons, and entrusts to them the revelation of his name and the secrets of his heart” the Pontiff added.

Around 500,000 people participated in the Holy Mass celebrated outside the Jasna Góra monastery, where the image of Our Lady of Czestochowa is safeguarded.