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Jesus excludes no one, Pope tells Sunday audience

Catholic World News - August 26, 2013

“Jesus does not exclude anyone,” Pope Francis told his Sunday audience on August 26.

The Pope was commenting on the day’s Gospel, with the injunction from Jesus: “Strive to enter through the narrow gate.” That gate, the Pontiff said, is Jesus Himself, and “the gate that is Jesus is never closed.” This, the Pope explained, is because Jesus is always anxious to welcome and forgive sinners.

The gate is narrow, the Pope said, only because “Jesus asks us to open our hearts to Him, to recognize ourselves as sinners in need of his salvation.”

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  • Posted by: kwonbbl1 - Aug. 27, 2013 3:55 AM ET USA

    Yes, He was open to all. But not all choose to follow Him. Many just pretend and keep on living in pursuit of power and pleasure, even dressed with a gorgeous robe of religions. Trumpeting emancipation from all kinds of inhibition and go with flow of the age of perversion, where right and wrong being decided without honoring God first, where good and evil are not any more discernible, legal is illegal; illegal is legal, having discarded any sense of shame.

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