Skip to comments.[Catholic Caucus] “Hypocrites are the devil’s instrument for destroying the Church”
Posted on 09/20/2018 5:34:01 PM PDT by ebb tide
But look, what a scandal! You cant live like that! We have lost our values... Now everyone has the right to enter the church, even divorced people, everyone? But where are we?. In the past or in the present many have been the just and pure people who have pronounced such phrases inside and outside the Church. Francis gives a name to these criticisms and public denunciations: the scandal of the hypocrites, he says in todays mass in Santa Marta. It is the hypocrisy of those who believe themselves saved for their own external merits.
Jesus himself shows a very harsh attitude towards these people who on the outside show everything beautiful but are rotten inside. They have rottenness inside. Christ defines them, Whitewashed tombs. And Francis adds more: As the Church walks through history, she is persecuted by hypocrites: hypocrites from inside and from outside. The devil has nothing to do with repentant sinners, because they look at God and say: Lord, I am a sinner, help me. And the devil is powerless, but he is strong with the hypocrites. He is strong, and uses them to destroy, destroy people, destroy society, destroy the Church. The devils workhorse is hypocrisy, because he is a liar: he shows himself as a powerful, beautiful prince, and yet he is a murderer.
The testimony offered by Jesus is totally opposite Francis, affirms in his homily reported by Vatican News: a great, total love, which looks also at the small gesture of good will, fostering it and carrying it forward. As happens for example for the woman of todays Gospel, who does not hide her condition of sinner but shows a great love for Christ. Her many sins are forgiven, because she loved so much, are the words of Jesus on which the Pope invites us to reflect. She was forgiven so much because she loved so much.
But how to love? They do not know how to love, someone object. They seek love, the Pope replied. Jesus, speaking of these women - Jesus once said - that they will be before us, in the Kingdom of Heaven. But what a scandal... these people, the Pharisees exclaim, who have an attitude that only hypocrites often have: they scandalize before others sins, Francis notes.
He concludes by exhorting us not to forget that Jesus forgives, receives and uses mercy, a word that is often forgotten when we talk about others. Like Jesus, we must be merciful and not condemn others. [Put] Jesus at the center. Only in this way, insists the Pope, can we meet true love, unlike hypocrites unable to meet love because their hearts are closed.
Bergoglio is losing it. While remaining silent on accusations of his protection of homos, he's daily attacking faithful Catholics who only want the truth.
Oh, the Pederast Pope has many opinions.
and this includes the Pope, who seems more upset that someone dared to accuse people than about the accusers not getting fired from their cushy jobs.
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