Pope Francis on Thursday reflected on the fact that being Christian is not a social status. Speaking during the homily at the Mass in the Casa Santa Marta the Pope said Christians must be witnesses of obedience to God, like Jesus was.
The Pope said “The life of a Christian is not a social status. It is not a way of living a spirituality that makes me good, that makes me a little better. This is not enough. The life of a Christian is the testimony of obedience and the life of a Christian is full of slander, gossip and persecution.”
Pope Francis explained that being a Christian can sometimes be difficult, but one should not be afraid because he remembered that those who are persecuted will be blessed.