The Light of Christ is powerful enough to cast out demons, but is humble enough to help us carry the crosses of our lives, said Pope Francis in yesterday's daily Mass homily from the chapel of the St. Martha residence in the Vatican. “Jesus doesn’t need an army to cast out the demons, he has no need of pride, no need of force, of arrogance,” the Pope taught.
The Light of Christ saves us from darkness, and being a Christian is "an identity of light, not of darkness," the Pope said, “this Light is not well-liked by the world. Today one might think that there is the possibility of having the light with so many scientific things, and so many of the things of humanity. “You can know everything, you can have knowledge of all things…but the light of Jesus is something else,” the Holy Father preached. “The light that the world offers us is an artificial light, strong, perhaps, but that of Jesus is stronger,” Francis said.
Jesus' light "is a mild light, it is a quiet light, it is a light of peace, it’s like the light on Christmas night, without pretense.”
“However, it’s true that many times the devil comes dressed as an angel of light,” preached Francis, “He likes to imitate Jesus and do good, he speaks to us quietly, as he spoke to Jesus after the fast in the desert,” reminded the Pope. “How many believe they are living in the light and they are in darkness, but they don’t realize it?”
The light of Christ is "a meek light, with the strength of meekness, it’s a light that speaks to the heart, and also a light that offers you the cross," Francis said. “If we, in our inner light are meek, if we hear the voice of Jesus in the heart and look at the cross without fear, that is the light of Jesus.”
“Wherever Jesus is, there is always humility, meekness, love and the cross.”