Pope Francis: “We All Have Evil In Us.”
He's baaaack! Pope Francis is back again with another wacky claim. If he would just for once talk about Jesus (in a positive way) I could stop covering this guy. But no, that does not appear
Pope Francis is back again with another wacky claim.
If he would just for once talk about Jesus (in a positive way) I could stop covering this guy. But no, that does not appear to be likely anytime soon.
No, the Pope is back again, focusing on the “evil we all have in us.”
What an uplifting message!
I’ve got a message for YOU Pope Francis. Read your Bible! Because if you’d ever read it, you’d see things like this:
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here! – 2 Cor. 5:17
No evil will conquer you; no plague will come near your home. – Psalm 91:10
Therefore, since Christ suffered in his body, arm yourselves also with the same attitude, because whoever suffers in the body is done with sin. 2 As a result, they do not live the rest of their earthly lives for evil human desires, but rather for the will of God. – 1 Peter 4:1-2
Sin is no longer your master, for you no longer live under the requirements of the law. Instead, you live under the freedom of God’s grace. – Romans 6:4
I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me. – Galatians 2:20
So that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; and that you, being rooted and grounded in love – Ephesians 3:17
To whom God willed to make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory. – Colossians 1:27
Jesus answered and said to him, “If anyone loves Me, he will keep My word; and My Father will love him, and We will come to him and make Our abode with him. – John 14:30
Read those verses again, especially the last 3. If we are born again, Christ lives IN US! He makes his place within us! Tell me now, Pope, how if Christ is living in us, how he would co-exist with “evil in us”?
What a stupid claim, and it just demonstrates how this Pope is NOT Christian by any stretch of the imagination!
Here’s more on what he had to say recently, as reported by Catholic.org:
“The Lord, who is wisdom incarnate, today helps us to understand that good and evil cannot identify with definite territories or determined groups of people,” the Pope said July 23.
Jesus tells us that “the line between good and evil passes through the heart of every person. We are all sinners,” he said, and asked for anyone who is not a sinner to raise their hand – which no one did.
“We are all sinners!” he said, explaining that with his death and resurrection, Jesus Christ “has freed us from the slavery of sin and gives us the grace of walking in a new life.”
Pope Francis spoke to the crowd of pilgrims present in St. Peter’s Square for his Sunday Angelus address, which this week focused on the day’s Gospel passage from Matthew, in which an enemy secretly plants weeds alongside the wheat in a master’s field.
The image, he said, shows us the good seed that is planted in the world by God, but also the bad seed planted by the devil in order to corrupt the good.
It not only speaks of the problem of evil, but also it also refers to God’s patience in the master, who allows the weeds to grow alongside the wheat, so that the harvest is not lost.
“With this image, Jesus tells us that in this world good and evil are totally entwined, that it’s impossible to separate them and weed out all the evil,” Pope Francis said, adding that “only God can do this, and he will do it in the final judgment.”
Instead, the parable represents “the field of the freedom of Christians,” who must make the difficult discernment between good and evil, choosing which one to follow.
This, the Pope said, involves trusting God and joining two seemingly contradictory attitudes: “decision and patience.”
Francis explained that “decision” in this case means “wanting to be good grain, with all of it’s strengths, and so to distance yourself from evil and it’s seductions.”
On the other hand, patience means “preferring a Church that is the leaven of the dough, which is not afraid to dirty her hands washing the feet of her children, rather than a Church of the ‘pure,’ which pretends to judge before it’s time who is in the Kingdom of God and who is not,” he said.
Both of these attitudes are necessary, he said, stressing that no one is perfect, but we are all sinners who have been redeemed by Jesus and his sacrifice on the cross.
Thanks to our baptism, Jesus has also given us the Sacrament of Confession, ” because we always need to be forgiven for our sins,” Francis said, adding that “to always look at the evil that is outside of us means not wanting to recognize the sin that is also within us.”
Jesus also teaches us a different way of looking at the world and observing reality, he said. In reflecting on the parable, we are invited to learn God’s timing and to see with his eyes, rather than focusing on our own, narrow vision.
“Thanks to the beneficial influence of an anxious waiting, what were weeds or seemed like weeds, can become a product of good,” he said, adding that this is “the prospect of hope!”
Pope Francis closed his address praying that Mary would intercede in helping us to observe in the world around us “not only dirtiness and evil, but also the good and beautiful; to expose the work of Satan, but above all to trust in the action of God who renders history fruitful.”
Not to us, O Lord, not to us,
But to Your name be the glory
Because of Your love and your faithfulness!