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Pope Francis warns against the sin of hypocrisy at the general audience

2016-04-20

(ONLY VIDEO) During the general audience, the Pope spoke of the New Testament passage in which a sinful woman washes the feet of Jesus, despite the displeasure of the Pharisees.

The Pope said they were hypocrites. They considered themselves better than others and judged them. They did not look their own sins. The repentant sinner, however, acknowledged her sin, which allowed her to win the heart of Christ.

SUMMARY OF THE CATECHESIS IN ENGLISH

Dear Brothers and Sisters: In our continuing catechesis for this Holy Year of Mercy, we now consider the Gospel episode of Jesus’ dinner at the home of Simon the Pharisee. Saint Luke tells us that a woman known as a sinner came up to Jesus, bathed his feet in her tears and anointed them with precious perfume. The Pharisee, judging by appearances, is taken aback that Jesus is not afraid of contact with sinners.  

The Lord distinguishes between the sin and the sinner. He teaches Simon that the woman’s act, as an expression of faith and trust in God’s mercy has merited the forgiveness of her sins. The story of the sinful woman reminds us that God’s mercy reaches out to everyone; it overcomes prejudice and surmounts all barriers.  

Through faith in Christ, we too have received the forgiveness of our sins and the new life of grace.  Having experienced this mystery of redeeming love, may we grow in gratitude for so great a gift, and in turn become witnesses and channels of that love in our families, our communities and our world.

I greet the English-speaking visitors taking part in today’s Audience, particularly the pilgrims from Croatia, Norway, Sweden, Australia, Singapore, Taiwan, the Philippines and the United States of America. In the joy of the Risen Lord, I invoke upon you and your families the loving mercy of God our Father. May the Lord bless you all!


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