Pope’s quotes: Desire to possess

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A quote from Pope Francis:

“A heart occupied with the desire to possess is a heart full of this desire, but without God. … In a heart possessed by wealth, there is not much space for faith. … If however, we leave for God the space that is due to Him — the first place — then his love will lead us also to share our wealth, to put it at the service of projects for solidarity and development, as we may see in many examples, some of them recent, in the history of the Church. And in this way God’s Providence passes through our service to others, our sharing with others.

The path that Jesus shows to us may seem unrealistic compared to the prevalent mentality and in view of the problems caused by the economic crisis. … To ensure that no one lacks bread, water, clothing, shelter, work, and health, it is necessary for all of us to recognize that we are children of the Father in Heaven and that we are therefore all brothers, and to behave accordingly.”

-- Angelus at St. Peter’s Square, March 2, 2014

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