Holy Father Pope Francis while addressing the faithful gathered in the chapel of the Vatican’s Casa Santa Marta for his homily Mass, took his cue from Luke’s Gospel where Jesus compares the Kingdom of God to a mustard seed and yeast, which though small, have a power within to grow. His Holiness conveyed that to help the Kingdom of God grow, courage is needed to sow the mustard seed and mix the yeast, in the face of many who prefer a pastoral care of conservation, without dirtying their hands.

As reported by news.va, Holy Father Pope Francis remarked that “In our sufferings there is, in fact, an ardent expectation for a great revelation of the Kingdom of God and it is an expectation that belongs not only to us but also to creation that is frail like us who are yearning for the revelation of the children of God.” Further, His Holiness added, “This inner strength that leads us to hope for the fullness of the Kingdom of God is the Holy Spirit and it is this hope that leads us to fullness, the hope of coming out of this prison, this limitation, this slavery, this corruption and reaching glory is a journey of hope.”

His Holiness concluded his homily by exhorting the faithful to have a good hope in life since hope is the gift of Holy Spirit, who is in us and leads us to liberation, to great glory.