In religion, people tend to become so confident of their teachings that they become intolerant of others that do not believe. They forget the essence of their teachings, and make religion like an exclusive club. They forget that there is a “goodness” in everyone. The following is an article from MSN news concerning the new Pope’s message.
“They complain,” the Pope said in his homily, because they say, “If he is not one of us, he cannot do good. If he is not of our party, he cannot do good.” And Jesus corrects them: “Do not hinder him, he says, let him do good.” The disciples, Pope Francis explains, “were a little intolerant,” closed off by the idea of possessing the truth, convinced that “those who do not have the truth, cannot do good.” “This was wrong . . . Jesus broadens the horizon.” Pope Francis said, “The root of this possibility of doing good – that we all have – is in creation”
The last part of what the Pope has said is similar to what is written in the Tip of the Writing Brush. It is written that mankind was created to live a joyous life. This is why we need to go back to the “Origin”, to find out why mankind was created. The answer lies in the innermost heart of every individual. It is the pure heart (soul), which was meant to do good.
But it is this pure heart that has been contaminated by evil (greed, arrogance, and self love) thoughts. It is only when we eliminate these evils, can we uncover our pure hearts and do good . This is what I believe the Pope wants you to take from his message.