What I get from all of this, the homily, the subsequent discussions, and the Scripture itself, is that Pope Francis was speaking to the cleansing act of the Crucifixion. That it took the place of EVERY sin for EVERY man, woman, and child. It redeems all mankind in its role as sacrifice.
What is missing, as far as I can tell, is the explanation that people can still turn their backs on the gift. People can still reject Christ, reject the gift of redemption, reject Grace, and reject the crucifixion. This rejection does not supersede the redemption of the crucifixion, but it certainly prevents the ultimate salvation God desires for us all.
As far as I can tell, it’s an issue of the bigger picture. And while I may not be a Biblical scholar with a PhD, I am confident in my understanding of the Scripture, my humble knowledge of Church teachings, and the way it all comes together with this homily and our role in Christ’s Church.
Wednesdays Gospel speaks to us about the disciples who prevented a person from outside their group from doing good. They complain, the Pope said in his homily, because they say, If he is not one of us, he cannot do good. If he is not of our party, he cannot do good. And Jesus corrects them: Do not hinder him, he says, let him do good. The disciples, Pope Francis explains, were a little intolerant, closed off by the idea of possessing the truth, convinced that those who do not have the truth, cannot do good. This was wrong . . . Jesus broadens the horizon. Pope Francis said, The root of this possibility of doing good that we all have is in creation:
Is this what Jesus said??? No, it isn't...Here's what Jesus really said:
Luk 9:49 And John answered and said, Master, we saw one casting out devils in thy name; and we forbad him, because he followeth not with us.
Luk 9:50 And Jesus said unto him, Forbid him not: for he that is not against us is for us.
Do you see how your pope twisted the scriptures and perverted the entire message???
Jesus did NOT say to unite with people who do good works...Jesus said to unite with people who do what they do IN JESUS' NAME...ONLY those who believe on Jesus...Your pope forgot to mention this...Definately no atheists or muzlims regardless of how many good works they do...
The message is to work for World peace outside of Jesus Christ...Your pope want unity with your religion and all the religions of the word and falsly claims that mankind is already redeemed in the eyes of God...A more untru statement has never been made...There will be no World peace and folks need to wise up to that idea...
And then it really gets sickening...
Instead, the Pope continued, the Lord has created us in His image and likeness, and has given us this commandment in the depths of our heart: do good and do not do evil:
"Today is [the feast of] Santa Rita, Patron Saint of impossible things but this seems impossible: let us ask of her this grace, this grace that all, all, all people would do good and that we would encounter one another in this work, which is a work of creation, like the creation of the Father. A work of the family, because we are all children of God, all of us, all of us! And God loves us, all of us! May Santa Rita grant us this grace, which seems almost impossible. Amen.
No one...Absolutely no one can provide grace from heaven other than Jesus Christ our Lord...No saint can provide grace...AND, he doesn't hand it out thru other people...