Holy Father Pope Francis while addressing the faithful gathered at Casa Santa Marta for his homily conveyed that faith and religion are not a show, but a way of converting our thoughts to the ways of Christ. His Holiness Pope Francis highlighted that the Church wants us to reflect on the conversion of our thoughts, the way of thinking, as well as our actions and feeling in conformity with Christ.

As reported by Vatican Radio, Holy Father Pope Francis remarked that “The Church urges us to convert our actions through fasting, almsgiving and penance. Our actions must be like Christ, in the spirit of the Beatitudes. The Church especially speaks to us about converting our sentiments and feelings – converting ourselves to compassion like the Good Samaritan.  It’s not just what we think, but also how we think, the style of thinking. Whether we think a Christian or like a pagan.”

His Holiness Pope Francis concluded his homily by asking the faithful to pray for the grace of discernment and conversion of thought.