He said that the most serious disease “is not cancer, tuberculosis or the pandemic”, but “heartbreak, not being able to love”,
Pope Francis said that the most serious disease “is not cancer, tuberculosis or the pandemic”, but “heartbreak, not being able to love”, and called to focus on the “cure that matters most, that of the affections “, when addressing today the faithful of different countries gathered in St. Peter’s Square for the Angelus prayer.
Commenting on the Gospel passage of the healing of Gairo’s daughter and the woman with the hemorrhage, proposed by this Sunday’s liturgy, Francis observed that “Jesus encounters our two most dramatic situations, death, and disease.”
“She lived alone with a wounded heart,” the Pope said, according to the AICA agency, adding that, “this tells us that the most serious disease is not cancer, tuberculosis or the pandemic, but” heartbreak, not being able to love. And the healing that counts the most is that of affections. ”
Francisco continued: “We think that what makes us happy is success and money, but love cannot be bought. We take refuge in the virtual, but love is concrete. We do not accept ourselves as we are and we hide behind the tricks of exteriority, but love is not an appearance. We seek solutions from magicians and gurus, only to find ourselves without money and without peace, like that woman. ”
In the pandemic, he said, “we understood how important contacts and relationships are. The same happens with Jesus: sometimes we are content to observe some precepts and repeat prayers, but the Lord hopes that we find him, to open our hearts to him. that, as a woman, we touch his mantle to heal “.
The Pope also addressed a thought to the populations of the southeastern Czech Republic hit by a strong hurricane.
“I assure my closeness to the populations of the southeast of the Czech Republic hit by a strong hurricane. I pray for the dead and injured and for those who have had to leave their homes, seriously damaged,” he said.