Encountering Truth: Meeting God in the Everyday is a compilation of Pope Francis’s morning homilies from the Vatican chapel, St. Martha’s Chapel, from March 2013 to May 2014, edited by Father Antonio Spadaro. Pope Francis provides true homilies, not written speeches, to the ordinary people from a variety of walks of life who attend the mass. The preface by Father Spadaro is nearly 50 pages long and provides an informative background on possible ways to read and understand the spiritual richness of the homilies, and how to draw a personal encounter with God through them.
Pope Francis’s messages are simple, gospel-centered, sometimes strong, but always positive too. He proposes what we can do better instead of telling us what we must do, providing a challenge for us to strive toward. He is truly a compassionate spiritual teacher of living the spiritual life and living out the gospel. Whether Catholic or Protestant, there is much here for thought, guidance, and encouragement.
If interested, check out the following links:Read Chapter 1
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