Worldly seduction is like adultery – Francis

June 17, 2013

Getting caught up in worldly things is like being an adulterer, cheating on God and his love, Pope Francis said in a morning homily.

The only path that will lead people to God is faithfully putting him before everything else with "nuptial love," the pope said at Mass June 6 in the chapel of the Domus Sanctae Marthae.

"Idolatry is subtle, he said, and "all of us have our hidden idols," big and small, getting in the way of one's journey toward God's kingdom.

"It's not enough to say, 'But I believe in God, God is the only God,'" the pope said.

"That's all fine, but how do you live this out on your life's journey?"

Finding the only path that leads to the kingdom of God requires discovering and destroying one's "hidden idols," which can lie tucked away "in our personalities," he said.