Pope Francis criticized this Sunday to those who trust in horoscopes and psychics, and urged them to “cling to the word of the Lord”, during the Angelus.
“When one does not cling to the word of the Lord, but to have assurances consultation of horoscopes and psychics, it starts dropping in the background,“ said the Pontiff. If you choose to astrology or fortune telling “that means that the faith is not strong”, he stressed.
In this regard, said the gospel episode of Jesus who walks on the waters of the lake of Galilee and saves Peter from sinking because of the wind.
For this reason, the Pope urged to “persist firmly in the faith to withstand the ravages of life, stay in the boat of the Church, avoiding the temptation to go up to the ships surrounding and unsure of ideologies, fashions and slogans”.
“The gospel of today -stressed, Jorge Bergoglio – he reminds us that faith in the Lord and in his word do not open up for us a way in which everything is easy and peaceful; we are not exempt from the storms of life”.
In contrast, “gives us the security of a presence that encourages us to overcome the storms of life, the certainty of a hand that grasps us to help us face the difficulties and show us the way even when it is dark”, he noted.
According to the Pope, “this Gospel story contains a rich symbolism and allows us to reflect on our faith, individually and as a church community”.
This is not the first time that the Pope is against the fashions of the horoscopes.
Already in the Angelus, November 15, 2015, had warned: “When you happen to read the horoscope looks at Jesus who is with you, is better and will do you good”.
On April 18, 2016, during a mass in Santa Marta, had been expressed against fortune-tellers and soothsayers, “smugglers of the truth.”
The 13 of November of the same year, at the mass for the Jubilee of the homeless, had warned that “those who follow Jesus do not listen to the prophets of doom, to the vanity of the horoscopes, the predictions that they generate fear, distracting from what really counts”.
Finally, on June 26, also at a mass in Santa Marta, Francis explained that a christian will not serve the horoscopes or the necromancers to predict the future, but know to walk with their God.