Christian ID: You have to leave comforts of home to find it, pope says

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February 10, 2015

Pope Francis speaks as he leads general audience in Paul VI hall at Vatican

Pope Francis speaks as he leads his general audience at the Vatican. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — People will not find the face of God by relaxing at home on the couch, surfing online or reading encyclopedias, Pope Francis said.

Only people with a restless heart that thirsts for God will find him as they strike out on the road, taking risks and overcoming fatigue, danger and doubt, he said Feb. 10 during the morning Mass in the chapel of the Domus Sanctae Marthae where he lives.

“Whoever does not go on a journey will never know the image of God, will never find the face of God. Armchair Christians, lethargic Christians will not know the face of God,” he said, according to Vatican Radio.

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