Pope Francis during Angelus. Photo: Vatican News

God loves the world despite its sins

Despite its sins, God loves the world, said Pope Francis to the faithfuls to mark the feast of the Most Holy Trinity.

In His brief dialogue with Nicodemus, Jesus presented Himself as “He who brings to fulfilment the Father’s plan of salvation for the world.”

Jesus affirmed that “For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life.”

His Holiness explained that “these words are to indicate that the action of the three divine Persons – Father, Son and Holy Spirit – is a single plan of love that saves humanity and the world.”

“The world is marked by evil and corruption and we men and women are sinners,” he said.

Therefore, “God could intervene to judge the world, to destroy evil and castigate sinners. Instead, He loves the world, despite its sins. God loves every one of us even when we make mistakes and distance ourselves from
Him.”

God the Father loved the world so much, that, in order to save it, He gave His only-begotten Son, added the Pope.

The Holy Trinity

“The Trinity is, therefore, Love, all in the service of the world, which He wishes to save and recreate,” he said.

This feast day according to Pope Francis, “invites us to let ourselves once again be fascinated by the beauty of God and to welcome His love which he gives to us through Jesus Christ.”

This is faith, “letting ourselves be met by Him and trusting in Him. This is the Christian life. To love, to meet God, to seek God; and He seeks us first, He meets us first.” Vatican News

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