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Pope Francis: covetousness destroys the human heart

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Published on Oct 22, 2013

Pope Francis celebrated Mass on Monday morning in the chapel of the Vatican's Domus Sanctae Marthae residence. In his homily, the Holy Father focused on the destructiveness of greed and attachment to money, explaining that the Gospel invites us not necessarily to choose poverty per se, but to use the wealth that God gives us to help those in need.

"In the end," said Pope Francis, "greed is an instrument of idolatry because it goes along a way contrary to what God has done for us. Saint Paul tells us that Jesus Christ, who was rich, made Himself poor to enrich us. That is the path of God: humility, to lower oneself in order to serve. Greed, on the other hand, takes us on a contrary path: You, who ar ...

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