With the Incarnation of the Word and the Redemption of humanity, Our Lord Jesus Christ became the center of History, such that rendering him honor, serving him and propagating his name became the highest goal of all the baptized. These have never tired of increasing their knowledge of Christ in this life while awaiting the definitive encounter with Him in eternity.
It is in this investigation, stimulated by the faith and love, into the being of the Divine Redeemer that theological study finds its origin. Thus, Christology made notable advances throughout the centuries. But, these advances were particularly notable while overcoming tremendous obstacles, such as the christological heresies, for the Holy Spirit has never ceased to assist the Church in conserving the integral truth with respect to the doctrine of its Founder. After all, if Christ’s teachings of are of maximum importance, the understanding of His divine nature united to our human nature in the Person of the Word is even more so.
On different occasions, Pope Francis has manifested exceptional interpretations in the field of Christology. These interpretations are worthy of attention – they are subtle, often veiled in attractive speeches or at times in quick aphorisms, but express ideas that provoke thought and then concern.
Though brief, the affirmation that occasioned this post reveals an idea of Christ that requires clarity. Jesus is infinite mercy! Without doubt it is pleasant to meditate on the Gospel passages that show the divine goodness of Christ in relation to sinners, his disposition to teach all of those who approach him, his constant desire to cure them in body and and in soul. But Jesus also condemned the evil, attacked those who remained obstinately in error, made a whip with which he expelled the doves, cattle and sheep, and ‘caressed’ those who had transformed the house of God into a den of thieves…But, many seem not to understand this, or prefer not to think of this.
Could it be true that Jesus merely pretended an anger that he did not really bear? What does it mean to pretend? The Dictionary defines it: to ‘to give a false appearance of being, possessing, or performing; to make believe; to claim, represent, or assert falsely.’
Jesus is God and therefore cannot do anything imperfectly. Consequently, he can neither lie nor deceive. Let us see what Catholic Doctrine has to tell us about this…so that we may better understand who our Divine Redeemer is. Read more…