General Audience: Pope: Only the Lord Fulfills the Greatest Yearnings of Our Hearts

Posted August 9, 2018 5:51 pm by ZENIT Staff

General Audience: Pope: Only the Lord Fulfills the Greatest Yearnings of Our Hearts

Here is the Vatican-provided English-language summary of the Pope’s address at the General Audience this morning:
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Speaker:
Dear brothers and sisters: In our continuing catechesis on the Ten Commandments, we now consider the question of idolatry. When the people of Israel turned away from God to worship a golden calf, they did so in the desert. This is significant, for the desert symbolizes our human frailty, weakness and uncertainty. How often we seek to avoid the fears of our own desert experience by creating idols and artificial answers in a kind of “do-it-yourself” religion. Like the people instructed by Aaron to use

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