“God would die of boredom in our churches. Let us restore his cheerful face, a God we can savor and enjoy; (a God) that is desirable.”
Francis taking a nap during his Novus Ordo Mess
“In the evening, the pope and members of the Roman Curia traveled about 20 miles southeast of Rome by bus to the Pauline Fathers’ retreat and conference center in Ariccia for their annual Lenten retreat.
The March 6-11 retreat, led by Servite Father Ermes Ronchi, was to focus on the theme, “The bare questions of the Gospel,” according to the Vatican.
In his first meditation, Father Ronchi said that in many churches today, the beauty of God is insufficiently proclaimed. While God is venerated and adored, he is not often shown as “one who is involved and engaging, who laughs and plays with his children.”
“Every man looks for an engaging God,” he said. “God would die of boredom in our churches. Let us restore his cheerful face, a God we can savor and enjoy; (a God) that is desirable.””