After reading about him washing and kissing the feet of AIDS patients in Argentina, none of this comes as any kind of surprise. I mean, I don’t get the connection. These patients contracted an illness through a deliberate choice of behaviors they knew were risky. Then he goes and rewards them with the gift of the Catholic Church’s humility? It still seems to me we are dealing with a huge dose of “social justice” here, that’s not going to go away anytime soon, despite all of the whisperings to the contrary. Besides, maybe the guy just doesn’t do ghosts.
You really think this child got AIDS through risky behavior? Really?!?
Yeah, I’m with you. My favorite story in the Bible is the time Jesus told the lepers to go piss up a rope.
I mean, washing their FEET? Conduct unbecoming the King of Kings if ever I’ve seen it.
“But Jesus was saying, “Father, forgive them; for they do not know what they are doing.”
If only we recognized that everytime we sin we hurt Jesus. I only we recognized that everyime we sin we hurt ourselves. If only we recognized that everytime we sin we hurt all of humanity.
We can only be thankful for the forgiveness of Jesus and the fact that He chose to die in shame on a cross for us.
“For this reason I say to you, her sins, which are many, have been forgiven, for she loved much; but he who is forgiven little, loves little.”
“Forgive us our trespasses as we forgive....”
“But when they persisted in asking Him, He straightened up, and said to them, “He who is without sin among you, let him be the first to throw a stone at her.”
What a kind Christian heart you have!
A cousin’s 17 year old hemophiliac son died of AIDS. No decision on his part, he simply got a ‘bad’ dose of blood. Lots of stories like that about AIDS patients.
Jesus came to be with sinners. I’m comfortable that Francis isn’t a Marxist. He doesn’t believe that the secular state controls the poor. He knows its his job to minister to them.