"Humility is necessary for fruitfulness," Pope Francis said at Mass Thursday morning in the Casa Santa Marta. Francis explained, citing Scripture, that understanding God as the source of life and praying to God for guidance can overcome the sterility of our lives and can make them more fruitful, Vatican Radio reported.
He warned to be on the guard for pride, adding that people need the humility to say, "Lord, I am sterile, I am a desert."
Humility is necessary for fruitfulness, the pontiff went on, saying one should call upon God to "give us life": "With this humility, this humility of the desert, this humility of a sterile soul, receive grace, the grace to flourish, to give fruit, and to give life."
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