From Pope Francis I’s first homily:
“We must always walk in the presence of the Lord, in the light of the Lord, always trying to live in an irreprehensible way,” he said in a heartfelt homily of a parish priest, loaded with biblical references and simple imagery.
“When we walk without the cross, when we build without the cross and when we proclaim Christ without the cross, we are not disciples of the Lord. We are worldly,” he said.
“We may be bishops, priests, cardinals, popes, all of this, but we are not disciples of the Lord,” he said.
He said those who build on worldly values instead of spiritual values were like children building sand castles on a beach. “Then everything comes crashing down,” he said.
Sounds like things are already off to a GREAT start!