Jesus is always ready to help free people from evil, pope says
VATICAN CITY — Christians recognize life’s great paradox that so much evil and temptation exist in the world, but that God is always present, too, ready to help and give people the strength to persevere, Pope Francis said.
Each person has been given life, “dreams of love and the good,” but is then “continuously exposed to evil” aimed against himself and those around him, so much so that “we can be tempted to despair,” the pope said during his weekly general audience May 15.
“In fact, Christian prayer does not close its eyes” to reality, he said. Christians know life can be