Source: Gazzetta Del Sud
Vatican City, December 3 – Pope Francis prays sitting down “because it hurts to kneel” and sometimes he falls asleep, “but it doesn’t matter”, according to the preface to a new young people’s version of the bible published Thursday. “I’m like a son close to his father, and this is what counts,” the pope wrote. “I want to tell you how I read my old bible: often I take it and read it for a bit, then I put it to one side and let the Lord look at me … and I listen at the deepest level to what he is saying,” Francis continued. “Sometimes he doesn’t say anything: and so I don’t hear anything, just emptiness, emptiness, emptiness, but I remain there patiently and wait for him like that, reading and praying.