October 26, 2015

VATICAN CITY - God is neither petty nor still; he goes out in search of people out of love, Pope Francis said at early morning Mass in the chapel of his residence.

The pope reflected on the first reading from the letter to the Romans, in which St. Paul speaks on the abundance of grace that overflowed on humanity through Christ's death and resurrection. He said God's salvation is the friendship that exists "between us and him."

Pope Francis noted that, in one verse, the word "abundance" is repeated three times. "God gives in abundance to the point that Paul says as a final summary: 'Where sin increased, grace overflowed all the more.'

Everything overflowed. And this is the love of God: without measure, his whole self," the pope said.