Pope says God favours those who are weak, less powerful
The small, humble in society often blessed, says Francis21 January, 14:03
God has his own criteria to follow when he chooses people for tasks, "He always chooses those who are small" and less powerful than the others, said the pope.
"He chooses the weak and gentle to confuse the powerful people in our world," added Francis, citing the Biblical example of David who was smallest son and of less importance to his father.
Yet David became king, and when he committed sins he was willing to humble himself before God, confess his sins, seek pardon and perform penance.
"David safeguarded his smallness through his contrition, his prayer and his grief," concluded Francis.