We have heard a lot of creepy things over the course of this pontificate, but this one is the creepiest of all.
“When the Pharisees saw this – the Pope said - they said to his disciples ‘Why does your teacher eat with tax collectors and sinners?’ the answer they received was ‘Those who are well do not need a physician, but the sick do”.
“This, the Pope said, is an immense consolation because it means that Jesus came for me”. “We are all sinners” he continued, “We all have a degree in sin.”
No we do not.
A 'degree' is knowledge and expertise we eagerly pursue to practice in an avocation to serve God and His people.
But giving Christ's people a degree in sin and granting them license is what bishops and priests have been doing for decades. The Jesuits are the doctors of this false religion. They have been teaching it in every school and university for decades.
It's the same old and tired misinterpretation of Scripture that Jesus intended salvation to be 'having lunch with a sinner', instead of teaching them Christ died to leave us the Sacrament to absolve their sins and leading them to it.
This is our consolation. (…) Do not be afraid. In bad times, in moments in which we feel weighed down from things we may have done, during the many slippery slopes of life…remember: Jesus love me because this is who I am” he said.
Pope Francis then recalled the figure of Saint Jerome who offered the Lord his work of many years to which Jesus replied “No. Jerome. That is not what I want most.” Finally Jerome asked Jesus to tell him what would give him the most joy, and Jesus replied “Give me your sins…”
The Physician is the Sacrament. Not the person eating the meal with sinners. It's not a priest. It's not even a pope.
What He 'wants most', is to give Him the sins in the Sacrament of Confession and draw His Blood in that state of Sanctifying Grace which has the medicine that helps us to resist sinning again. This is the entire reason why He Sacrificed His Life and left behind His Body and Blood.
With the exception of the Blessed Mother, there isn't a morsel of food on any table in the history of mankind that entered the mouth of a sinless person. Priests who eat food out with and hang out with mankind struggling with sin WITHOUT leading them to the Sacrament of absolution is the opposite of Christ. And we all know what the opposite of Christ is.
And I don't mean we have to talk about it over every bowl of pasta. What we do is let them know what the practice of our religion is by making known what WE do with OUR sins and why. We practice and witness it as we are loving them.
Protestants teach their people that Christ's death absolved their sins and they therefore can continue to sin. Never led to the Divine Physician for healing, they are dead man walking with compounding mortal sins on their soul.
The Physician is Christ in the Sacrament of Confession and there is no healing without it. Trying to heal emotions without the Sacrament is a fools errand.