“Jesus … made Himself like a snake, ugly to make you sick”


A)  The text of the speech by J.M.Bergoglio:

«He (Jesus) came to take upon himself all our sins», becoming «the greatest sinner although having done no sin». So Paul tells us that Jesus made himself sin for us: remembering the figure [as he has described before], then, Christ made himself a snake. «It’s ugly!», … «He made himself sin to save us: this is what the message of the liturgy of the Word of today means». It is precisely «the path of Jesus: God became man and took sin upon himself». In his letter to the Philippians (2, 6‑11), proposed by today’s readings, Paul explains this mystery, even because, has remarked the Pope, he cares about them deeply: «Despite being in the form of God, Jesus did not consider it as a privilege to be like God but emptied himself, taking a condition of servant, coming in human likeness; he humiliated himself and became obedient unto death, a death on the cross». … «he annihilated himself: he made himself sin for us, He who knew no sin». This, therefore, is «the mystery» and we «can say: he made himself like a snake, ugly to make you sick, so to speak»” (Homily, Casa Santa Marta, September 14, 2015)


B) References to Scriptures:

‘Who, being in the form of God, did not count equality with God something to be grasped. But he emptied himself, taking the form of a slave, becoming as human beings are; and being in every way like a human being, he was humbler yet, even to accepting death, death on a cross. And for this God raised him high, and gave him the name which is above all other names; so that all beings in the heavens, on earth and in the underworld, should bend the knee at the name of Jesus and that every tongue should acknowledge Jesus Christ as Lord, to the glory of God the Father” (Phi 2:6-11)


C) Comment:

Bergoglio, once again talking about the Cross, humiliates Jesus and His saving sacrifice. Bergoglio contemptuously speaks of Jesus, making Him appear what He isn’t and never will be.

Saying that Jesus “made Himself ugly like a snake” and defining Jesus “ugly to make you sick” is an insult and a serious blasphemy.

No “common saying” justifies the severity and the contempt used against Jesus.

No one would say to who he loves, that he is “ugly to make you sick”, even if it’s only for a saying.

If one loves a person, more than his own life, these words should not be said or even thought. If Bergoglio says so, it is because he does not love Jesus but despises Him; and Bergoglio particularly despises His sacrifice of the Cross, as he has manifested every time he has had to speak about the sacrifice of Jesus on the Cross.

In addition, for the umpteenth time, Bergoglio cites the Sacred Scripture changing Its original words.

St. Paul, in his letter to the Philippians, does not say that Jesus “didn’t consider a privilege to be like God but he emptied himself” but he says: “He did not consider a jealous treasure His equality with God; but He unclothed Himself of It“. No one can change the words of the Sacred Scripture.

St. Paul never spoke of “privilege” (as if Jesus were a privileged) nor considered His self-giving to humankind an “emptying“: Jesus for Love has given Himself to humanity, for Love, only for Love.

One who unclothes himself, is giving himself, is giving everything he has, and does not keep anything for himself; instead the one who empties himself, loses his essence and he is not the same anymore, he is finished. But Jesus never ends and will never end: Jesus lives forever; He gives Himself to give eternal life.

So who is manipulating and changing the words to confuse people? Bergoglio. To change the words of the Sacred Scripture is very serious. St. John in the Apocalypse says: “I warn everyone who hears the prophetic words of this book: if anyone adds to them, God will add to him the plagues described in this book: and if anyone takes away words of this prophetic book, God will deprive him of the tree of life and of the holy city described in this book» (Rev 22,18 to 19). If all this is true for the Book of Revelation, what will happen to those who manipulate the words of the Sacred Scripture to confound the small and simple and deprive them of the holy city and the Tree of Life, Christ Life? “It would be better for that man if he had never been born!” (Mt 26,24b).