A quote from Pope Francis:
“In his response to Satan, the Lord reminds us, first, that ‘man does not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God,’ and this gives us strength, supporting us in our battle against the worldly mentality that reduces man to the level of his most basic needs and causing him to lose his hunger for what is true, good and beautiful, the hunger for God and His love. Remember to that it is also written: ‘Do not test the Lord your God,’ because the road of faith also passes through darkness and doubt, and is nourished by patience and perseverance. Finally, remember that it is written: ‘The Lord, your God, shall you worship and Him alone shall you serve,’ that is, we have rid ourselves of idols, of vain things, and build our lives on the essentials.”
-- Angelus at St. Peter’s Square, March 10, 2014
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