In a world beset with loneliness, Pope Francis gives a tip for finding someone beside us.
Just one verse each day.
After praying the midday Angelus on this January 22, which this year is Word of God Sunday, Pope Francis invited the faithful to rediscover the awe that God speaks to us.
He also repeated an invitation that he has made to find Christ accompanying us through the Gospels.
Here’s what he said:
This Third Sunday of Ordinary Time is dedicated in a special way to the Word of God. Let us rediscover with awe the fact that God speaks to us, especially through the Sacred Scriptures.
Let us read them, study them, meditate on them, pray over them. Let us read a passage from the Bible every day, especially from the Gospel. Jesus speaks to us there, he enlightens us, he guides us.
And I remind you of something I have said other times: Let’s have a small Gospel, a pocket-size Gospel, to take in your bag, always with us. And when there is a moment during the day, read something from the Gospel. It is Jesus who accompanies us. So, a small pocket-size Gospel always with us.