We must live today but always with an eye on the next life; this was at the core of Pope Francis’ commentary today before praying the Angelus with the ‘socially distanced’ crowd in St. Peter’s Square.  he reflected on the day’s gospel from the 25th chapter of Matthew, the parable of the bridesmaids.

“We must live today, but today that goes towards tomorrow, towards that coming, a present full of hope,” the Holy Father said. “If, on the other hand, we are vigilant and correspond to God’s grace by doing good, we can serenely await the bridegroom’s coming.”

Following is the Holy Father’s full reflection:

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