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Memes, Pope Francis, and Thirsty: Pope Francis: You can't defend Christianity by being 'against refugees and other religions' by Catholic News Service posted Thursday, 13 Oct 2016 Pope Francis at this morning's audience with a pilgrimage of Catholics and Lutherans from Germany (CNS) Meeting a pilgrimage of Catholics and Lutherans from Germany, Pope Francis said he does not like β€œthe contradiction of those who want to defend Christianity in the West, and, on the other hand, are against refugees and other religions.” β€œThis is not something I’ve read in books, but I see in the newspapers and on television every day,” Pope Francis said. Answering questions from young people in the group this morning, the pope said, β€œthe sickness or, you can say the sin, that Jesus condemns most is hypocrisy,” which is precisely what is happening when someone claims to be a Christian but does not live according to the teaching of Christ. β€œYou cannot be a Christian without living like a Christian,” he said. β€œYou cannot be a Christian without practicing the Beatitudes. You cannot be a Christian without doing what Jesus teaches us in Matthew 25.” This is a reference to Christ’s injunction to help the needy by such works of mercy as feeding the hungry, clothing the naked and welcoming the stranger. β€œIt’s hypocrisy to call yourself a Christian and chase away a refugee or someone seeking help, someone who is hungry or thirsty, toss out someone who is in need of my help,” he said. β€œIf I say I am Christian, but do these things, I’m a hypocrite.”
Memes, Pope Francis, and Thirsty: Pope Francis: You can't
 defend Christianity by
 being 'against refugees
 and other religions'
 by Catholic News Service
 posted Thursday, 13 Oct
 2016
 Pope Francis at this morning's audience with a
 pilgrimage of Catholics and Lutherans from Germany
 (CNS)
Meeting a pilgrimage of Catholics and Lutherans from Germany, Pope Francis said he does not like β€œthe contradiction of those who want to defend Christianity in the West, and, on the other hand, are against refugees and other religions.” β€œThis is not something I’ve read in books, but I see in the newspapers and on television every day,” Pope Francis said. Answering questions from young people in the group this morning, the pope said, β€œthe sickness or, you can say the sin, that Jesus condemns most is hypocrisy,” which is precisely what is happening when someone claims to be a Christian but does not live according to the teaching of Christ. β€œYou cannot be a Christian without living like a Christian,” he said. β€œYou cannot be a Christian without practicing the Beatitudes. You cannot be a Christian without doing what Jesus teaches us in Matthew 25.” This is a reference to Christ’s injunction to help the needy by such works of mercy as feeding the hungry, clothing the naked and welcoming the stranger. β€œIt’s hypocrisy to call yourself a Christian and chase away a refugee or someone seeking help, someone who is hungry or thirsty, toss out someone who is in need of my help,” he said. β€œIf I say I am Christian, but do these things, I’m a hypocrite.”

Meeting a pilgrimage of Catholics and Lutherans from Germany, Pope Francis said he does not like β€œthe contradiction of those who want to def...

Africa, Comfortable, and Homeless: searched for God and found only myself I searched for myself and found only God. Sufi proverb People close to say I share too much personal stuff on here... But the thing is, I have a lot to share, I have a lot of love to give & I don't care who hears what I think or who receives the benefits of my love. If you are taking something from this, it's because you are supposed to be reading this, you are giving your time & attention, so you should be receiving the gift that is sharing. There is no where to hide, we are all hypocrites because this life that we are living collectively isn't sustainable. As much as so decry this system, right now we are still apart of it. Many people I know decry the systems of oppression, but they wouldn't risk their lives or liberty to stop the oppression. Too comfortable to sacrifice their privileges. Many people I know have more money than me, act liberal but aren't doing sh*t for others because it involves a lifestyle change, perhaps a loss of money. Many Europeans I know want to go help in Africa, but don't actually help the Europeans struggling in Europe. A European homeless man froze to death the other day in Birmingham, where were you? But you wana travel to Africa to take pictures with African children, like a black people safari, so you can say you did your bit, Yet you walk past the estates in Europe everyday, people malnourished, I never see you at a soup kitchen, or employing them. Africans with way more money than me, talking big Pan African talks, aren't building with Africans in Africa, aren't investing in Africa, too concerned with getting a mortgage in Europe, raising their children in Europe, scared to lose money, needing that validation from these same systems they bad mouth. I share because I care & I will make sure that I make a difference, & everyone knows I'm making a difference, so we can show this as an example of success. No hiding behind my privileges, I never wanted them anyway, so I am using them to make a positive difference. You are the God you seek, you are your own university & you are the change you want to see. What are you doing? Are you trying your best. Don't seek out leaders to make you a better person, you are a person, now be better. Starving children can't eat excuses chakabars
Africa, Comfortable, and Homeless: searched for God
 and found only myself
 I searched for myself
 and found only God.
 Sufi proverb
People close to say I share too much personal stuff on here... But the thing is, I have a lot to share, I have a lot of love to give & I don't care who hears what I think or who receives the benefits of my love. If you are taking something from this, it's because you are supposed to be reading this, you are giving your time & attention, so you should be receiving the gift that is sharing. There is no where to hide, we are all hypocrites because this life that we are living collectively isn't sustainable. As much as so decry this system, right now we are still apart of it. Many people I know decry the systems of oppression, but they wouldn't risk their lives or liberty to stop the oppression. Too comfortable to sacrifice their privileges. Many people I know have more money than me, act liberal but aren't doing sh*t for others because it involves a lifestyle change, perhaps a loss of money. Many Europeans I know want to go help in Africa, but don't actually help the Europeans struggling in Europe. A European homeless man froze to death the other day in Birmingham, where were you? But you wana travel to Africa to take pictures with African children, like a black people safari, so you can say you did your bit, Yet you walk past the estates in Europe everyday, people malnourished, I never see you at a soup kitchen, or employing them. Africans with way more money than me, talking big Pan African talks, aren't building with Africans in Africa, aren't investing in Africa, too concerned with getting a mortgage in Europe, raising their children in Europe, scared to lose money, needing that validation from these same systems they bad mouth. I share because I care & I will make sure that I make a difference, & everyone knows I'm making a difference, so we can show this as an example of success. No hiding behind my privileges, I never wanted them anyway, so I am using them to make a positive difference. You are the God you seek, you are your own university & you are the change you want to see. What are you doing? Are you trying your best. Don't seek out leaders to make you a better person, you are a person, now be better. Starving children can't eat excuses chakabars

People close to say I share too much personal stuff on here... But the thing is, I have a lot to share, I have a lot of love to give & I don...