Aparecida, Brazil, Jul 24, 2013 / 08:40 am – Openness to being surprised by God is an attitude which marks the life of a Christian, Pope Francis said in his homily at Brazil’s Shrine of Our Lady of Aparecida during his first World Youth Day Mass.
“God always surprises us, like the new wine in the Gospel we have just heard. God always saves the best for us,” Pope Francis taught at a Mass July 24, after he had venerated the shrine’s image of Our Lady.
“But he asks us to let ourselves be surprised by his love, to accept his surprises. Let us trust God!”
Pope Francis came to Aparecida, “the house of the Mother of every Brazilian,” about 160 miles west of Rio de Janeiro, earlier today by helicopter. He was greeted by Archbishop Raymundo Damasceno Assis of Aparecida and by the shrine’s rector.
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