Pope Francis reflects on the Gospel reading of the day and says all people of goodwill are called to be open to the mercy of the Father and allow themselves to be transformed by the grace of the Holy Spirit.
January 26, 2020
Pope Francis addressed the pilgrims gathered in St. Peter’s Square for the Sunday Angelus encouraging them to allow themselves to be transformed by the grace of the spirit and to become heralds and messengers of the saving Word of God.
He reflected on the Gospel of the day which tells of how Jesus met the disciples on the shores of the Sea of Galilee and called them to conversion.
Noting that Galilee was a place on the peripheries which was looked upon with suspicion as it was where the people mingled with the Gentiles, the Pope said: “nothing good and new was expected from that region, instead, it was precisely there that Jesus began his preaching.”