From the article:
Pope Francis said: “The encounter with the living Jesus, in the great family that is the church, fills the heart with joy, because it fills it with true life, a profound goodness that does not pass away or decay.
“But this experience must face the daily vanity, the poison of emptiness that insinuates itself into our society based on profit and having (things), that deludes young people with consumerism,” he said.
I once fell into that trap – chasing material possessions. Pursuit of material possessions can become a slavery in itself, never being satisfied.
Pope Francis explains very well where true happiness comes from:
“True wealth is the love of God, shared with one’s brothers, that love that comes from God and makes us share among ourselves, and makes us help one another. He who experiences this does not fear death, and receives peace of heart.”
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