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A lack of vigilance can make the pastor tepid

By on July 20, 2021

A lack of vigilance – makes the pastor tepid; it makes him absent-minded, forgetful, and even impatient. It tantalizes him with the prospect of a career, the enticement of money, and with compromises with a mundane spirit; it makes him lazy, turning him into an official, a state functionary concerned with himself, with organization and structures, rather than with the true good of the people of God. Then one runs the risk of denying the Lord, even if he formally presents him and speaks in his name; one obscures the holiness of the church, making her less fruitful.

– Pope Francis

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