Pope Francis in United Arab Emirates (2019)

We must carefully listen to what leaders are saying to “the masses” and pray for discernment. I agree with the pope when he said, “… that God does not require ‘superhuman’ gestures … “He asked us to produce just one work of art, possible for everyone: our own life.”

However, there is something within this clip that does not stand up to the truth pf God’s Word. See if you can identify what stood out to me …

Pope Francis celebrates Mass in Abu Dhabi

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 2/05/19, 10:39 am

Pope Francis celebrates Mass in Abu Dhabi

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 2/05/19, 10:39 am

Pope Francis on Tuesday wrapped up his papal visit to the United Arab Emirates by celebrating Mass in Abu Dhabi, calling on the people to remain humble in their service to God. About 180,000 people turned out at the Zayed Sports City Stadium for the largest Christian gathering on the Arabian Peninsula, Vatican spokesman Alessandro Gisotti said. The attendees included nationals from 100 countries and some 4,000 Muslims, according to organizers.

During his homily, Francis encouraged the faithful, many of them manual laborers, that God does not require “superhuman” gestures from them. “He asked us to produce just one work of art, possible for everyone: our own life,” he said.

Earlier in the day, Francis visited and prayed with attendees at St. Joseph’s Cathedral in Abu Dhabi. On Monday, he met with official and religious leaders after a grand reception from the country. He encouraged them to reject war and resist “the arming of borders, the raising of walls,” adding, “There is no alternative: We will either build the future together or there will be no future.”

Did you notice this line: “He encouraged them to reject war and resist the arming of borders, the raising of walls, adding, ‘There is no alternative: We will either build the future together or there will be no future.’”

I’m left wondering, when are they going to tear down the walls that surround the Vatican? And, who was he specifically speaking to when he said, “WE will either build the future together or …”?

Anyone who has read the Old Testament or relevant sections of it will realize that the argument against President Trump’s call for a border wall does not coincide with Scripture. Perhaps some extra-biblical literature that I’m unaware of?

It’s important not to pick and choose verses in the Bible that support a particular point or opinion. ALWAYS look at the context from which a quote is taken.

NHIM, Paula