On Saturday Pope Francis held his second Saturday general audience which will be held once a month throughout the Jubilee year of Mercy, speaking to a crowd of thousands present, he said, “All of us are sinners, all of us, Before God, we all have some fault. Yet we should not lose heart: He is close to us to give us comfort, mercy, forgiveness.”
Commitment was at the center of the Pope’s catechesis on Saturday. Admonishing the audience, he said, “When I make a commitment, it means that I assume a responsibility. And it also implies “an attitude of fidelity and dedication, of particular attention” to carrying out a certain task.
God is committed to humanity, he continued. His commitment is seen in “creating the world and, despite our attempts to ruin it — and there have been many — his commitment to keeping it alive.”
He urged the pilgrims to open their hearts to forgiveness adding that Christians must make a commitment to ensure others encounter the overwhelming Mercy and forgiveness associated with being at peace with God.