Vatican City — The holiness of God is a power that is constantly expanding and will defeat all evil once and for all, Pope Francis said.
"God is like those moms who, with just a glance, understand everything about their children, whether they are happy or sad, whether they are sincere or hiding something," Pope Francis said.
Turning to the line "hallowed be thy name," the pope said it is a recognition of God's greatness and an expression of hope that all people will recognize and love him for who he is. It also is a plea that "his name would be sanctified in us, in our families, in our communities, in the whole world."
While obviously it is God who makes people and the world holy, believers must "manifest the holiness of God in the world," he said. "The holiness of God must be mirrored in our actions, in our lives."
"God's holiness is a force in expansion," the pope said, and people can be assured that evil will never have the final word.