Skip to comments.Father Peter Carota and Traditional Catholic Love
Posted on 04/22/2014 7:41:00 AM PDT by cleghornboy
Father Peter Carota writes, "During Lent we relived the evil actions of the religious authorities of Jesus time. We read from the Bible of their planning and paying for the eradication of Jesus.
As soon as Jesus began His public ministry of forgiving sins, exorcising devils, healing the sick (especially on the Sabbath), and preaching, He evoked the hatred and jealousy of the Jewish Religious leaders (Scribes, Pharisees, Lawyers and Priest). All His actions were works of love that only brought on Him their hatred. I would say that there is a constant law even at work today. That law is this; evil and hypocritical people will always hate good people who do good things. The religious leaders at the time of Jesus were faithful to all the prescribed religious actions. But in their hearts, they were far from God. How else can you explain the beatings, spitting, scourging, ridicule, false accusations and the final infamous scandal of Jesus crucified naked on the cross.
Pontius Pilate tries to free Jesus from them. He continually pronounced His innocence and knew that it was only out of jealousy that they hated Him. He also had Him scourged, hoping that this torturous beating would quell their hatred and let Him live. But nothing could stop the power of the evil in the Jewish Church at that time from taking their hatred out on Jesus. But their hatred and secret actions to destroy the loving Jesus backfired on them. Yes they were able to torture Him and killed Him, but Love had the last say over hate. While Jesus was going through His excruciating death on the cross, He forgave them, out of love, the religious men, who should have loved Him and followed Him.
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