“The escapade of Jesus”
A) The text of the speech by J.M.Bergoglio:
“We know what Jesus did on that occasion. Instead of returning home with his family, he stayed in Jerusalem, in the Temple, causing great distress to Mary and Joseph who were unable to find him. For this little “escapade”, Jesus probably had to beg forgiveness of his parents. The Gospel doesn’t say this, but I believe that we can presume it. Mary’s question, moreover, contains a certain reproach, revealing the concern and anguish which she and Joseph felt. Returning home, Jesus surely remained close to them, as a sign of his complete affection and obedience. Moments like these become part of the pilgrimage of each family; the Lord transforms the moments into opportunities to grow, to ask for and to receive forgiveness, to show love and obedience” (Feast of the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph – Homily in the Vatican Basilica Sunday, 27 December 2015)
B) References to Scriptures:
“And as the child grew to maturity, he was filled with wisdom; and God’s favour was with him. Every year his parents used to go to Jerusalem for the feast of the Passover. When he was twelve years old, they went up for the feast as usual. When the days of the feast were over and they set off home, the boy Jesus stayed behind in Jerusalem without his parents knowing it. They assumed he was somewhere in the party, and it was only after a day’s journey that they went to look for him among their relations and acquaintances. When they failed to find him they went back to Jerusalem looking for him everywhere. It happened that, three days later, they found him in the Temple, sitting among the teachers, listening to them, and asking them questions; and all those who heard him were astounded at his intelligence and his replies. They were overcome when they saw him, and his mother said to him, ‘My child, why have you done this to us? See how worried your father and I have been, looking for you.’ He replied, ‘Why were you looking for me? Did you not know that I must be in my Father’s house?’ But they did not understand what he meant. He went down with them then and came to Nazareth and lived under their authority. His mother stored up all these things in her heart. And Jesus increased in wisdom, in stature, and in favour with God and with people” (Luk 2:40-52)
Once again Bergoglio distorts the facts and interprets, in his own way, the behaviours of the protagonists of the history of God that are not reported in the Gospels.
Already, several times, Bergoglio previously did this, as when he arrived to claim that Mary, at the foot of the Cross, She had perhaps doubted, in Her heart, of the veracity of the words revealed by the Spirit of the Father regarding Jesus and so has felt “deceived”.
This time Bergoglio even talks of “escapade” of Jesus, using a term that is usually used in clear negative sense (the “escapade” remembers, in the common feeling, the treason). But Jesus never betrayed the Father. And not even in the reported episode, He betrayed nor was disrespectful towards the foster father, Joseph, and the Mother, Mary. Jesus, say the Gospels, had to take care of the things of His Father, who is in Heaven. The evangelist simply says that the parents did not understand His answer, not that Mary wanted to express Her desire to rebuke Jesus.
Why then did Bergoglio, once again, want to make us believe that Mary wanted to show what is not reality? Why does Bergoglio fail to harmonize with the Thinking of the Mother of God? Because between Mary and Bergoglio the right syntony lacks.