The Italian newspaper “Corriere della Sera” published an excerpt from Don Marco Pozza’s new book on Pope Francis, in which he interviewed how the doubts and crises of faith can give us a deeper understanding of the mysteries of God.
The title of Don Marco Pozza’s new interview with Pope Francis is “Sin and Virtue” (published by Rizzoli), and the book is scheduled to be released on March 2.
Parts of this book were published by Italian newspapers on Sunday Sierra Avenue.
Anger and bullying
In part of the interview, the pope described anger and the ways to recover from it.
“[Anger] It is a storm designed to destroy. One example is bullying among young people. (…) Bullying occurs when one person degrades and attacks another person̵
God’s Purity Wrath
Pope Francis continued to consider the wrath of God.
He recalled that divine anger “is directed at evil, not at the evil of human weakness, but at the evil inspired by Satan. (…) God’s anger seeks justice and’cleansing’. According to the Bible, God’s anger.”
The Pope explained that according to some experts, the flood is a “mythical story.” However, according to archaeologists, this is “a historical event, because traces of floods were found during excavations.” Pope Francis warned against despising the creation, saying that we risked a new “flood”.
When it comes to the question of prudence, the Pope calls it “the virtue of government.”
“You can’t govern without prudence. On the contrary, people who have no right to govern are poor in governing. They do evil and make wrong decisions, which always destroy people.”
But he pointed out that the government’s prudential attitude “sometimes must be unbalanced to make decisions that can produce change.”
Belief and doubt
Finally, Pope Francis talked about the test of faith being questioned.
“The devil makes us doubt, and then life is accompanied by tragedy:’Why does God allow this?” But there is no doubt that faith cannot move forward. (…) The idea of being abandoned by God is an experience of faith, which is experienced by many saints and many people today who feel abandoned by God but do not lose their faith. They will look at the gift carefully: “Now I can’t feel anything, but I’m guarding the gift of faith. Christians who have never experienced these mental states lack something, because it means they’ve given less Things settled down. Crisis of faith is not a failure of faith. On the contrary, they reveal the need and desire to enter the depths of the mystery of God more fully. Faith without these tests makes me suspect that this is true faith.”