No ifs, ands or buts: Christians must live Christ’s way, pope says

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March 24, 2015

Pope Francis leads Angelus prayer in St. Peter's Square at Vatican

Pope Francis (CNS photo/Tony Gentile, Reuters)

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Don’t be “halfway Christians,” who accept Christ, but then start looking for excuses and stammering, “yes, but …” when it is time to follow his way, Pope Francis said at a morning Mass.

It’s a case of “spiritual caprice” when Christians get grumpy and complain about the path being pointed out to them after God offers salvation all the time and in so many ways, he said at the Mass in the Domus Sanctae Marthae March 24.

“Many times we say we are sick of the divine way. To not accept God’s gift with his way — this is sin, this is venom,” he said, according to Vatican Radio.

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