I would take his words to mean that he believes/wants Christians, and others, to look at the life and teachings of Jesus Christ for living in this world so that Christ can be the way to God’s eternity. I take you have thoughts of other meaning(s). If so you should share these.
RE: . I take you have thoughts of other meaning(s). If so you should share these.
I am simply asking a question out of interest, that’s all.
Francis talks about the cross, which is the sacrifice that Christ made for the sins of mankind.
Id really like to know if he believes that this sacrifice has been COMPLETED.
In other words, does Francis teach about Christs perfect sacrifice on Calvary? Does he teach that in the cross, Christ FINISHED His work of redemption for man and no additional sacrifice is needed?
Or does he teach the priest miraculously transforms the bread and wine in the mass into Christs real body, and that Jesus is then sacrificed anew?
Does he teach that when the priest utters the words of consecration, the bread and wine are changed into the literal body and blood of Christ. Does he teach that Christ is still being offered to God on the altar as a propitiatory sacrifice for sin today?
I am interested in listening to Francis expound on this, since he mentioned the cross.
And note: I originally addressed my response to a Non-Catholic Christian.