Do NOT miss the words 'humanly speaking'.
I find this very interesting.
I find this Pope very interesting.
I find the comments by Catholics very interesting.
Words are seldom perfect.
Jesus Christ and his life, humanly speaking, ended in failure, the failure of the cross.
~ Pope Francis, 2015
POPE FRANCIS: JESUS FAILED ON THE CROSS
"... Jesus Christ and his life, humanly speaking, ended in failure, the failure of the cross." ~ Pope Francis, 2015
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Pope Francis: Jesus Failed on the Cross
So the Critics of Pope Francis have been loud and increasing just as much as the calls of social justice and climate change have excited the leftists in America. Then there was the alleged bombshell that the Pope went a step further when he discussed the “failure” of Jesus’ life and the “failure of the cross.”
Pope Francis’ first stop in New York was at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in Manhattan, where, at an evening prayer, he touched on the spirit of gratitude and hard work before making the shocking statement. Let’s run a review on the next page:
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Here is what the Pope said, verbatim:
“The cross shows us a different way of measuring success. Ours is to plant the seeds. God sees to the fruits of our labors. And if at times our efforts and works seem to fail and not produce fruit, we need to remember that we are followers of Jesus Christ and his life, humanly speaking, ended in failure, the failure of the cross.”
Source: Global Dispatch
The leftist press has had a field day with this. But, note the pontiff specifically notes “humanly speaking”. Yes, on the human level, it was a defeat. On the spiritual level the story is one of eventual triumph, yet, the naysayers only target the word failure and downplay the term “humanly speaking” just prior to it.
The pundits can make all the noise they want. They are hiding the true meaning in the statement. And they are not believers. So, their voice is not worth hearing.
The wonderful thing about our tech driven world is that one does not have to listen to a handful of media propagandists. We can check things out from a variety of sources and determine for ourselves the truth.
Truth stands out.
DID POPE FRANCIS SAY JESUS DEATH ON THE CROSS WAS A FAILURE?