“I am a sinner… ”
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Of course the following quote could be taken out of context, perhaps even some might say the Pope should not speak against sin then, but this is not what it means to be a Christian. There is a HUGE difference between the acknowledgement of being a sinner — and saying such and such sinful action or lifestyle is not morally wrong. Nevertheless, when we acknowledge who we are and how badly we are in need of the Mercy of God, then plunge ourselves into the OCEAN OF HIS MERCY again and again… and BEG for the grace to, (combined with our intention to)… “sin no more.” (John 8:11) Then JESUS will never fail to flood our souls with His Mercy.

But to receive His Mercy we must ask for it and to ask for it we first must see who we are and finally see who God is… MERCY. It all starts with the humble statement the Holy Father recently made…

“I am a sinner. This is the most accurate definition. It is not a figure of speech, a literary genre. I am a sinner.” – Pope Francis

At the very bottom you will find link to the full article but before you read the whole thing I want share with you a great quote to consider while you read it.

“Please, don’t read it for melodrama or controversy: read for what is there, no more and no less. Grab a cup of coffee and sit down for a few minutes to hear what Pope Francis — the man of flesh and bone — has to say. Breathe. Think. Ponder. Question. Imagine. Check. Double-check. Set it aside. Repeat. Then, and only then, perhaps, express an opinion or a point of view, with charity. Resist the temptation to objectify, politicize, and use the Pope’s words, given in a pastoral spirit.” – – Taken from: Patheos.com

The Full Interview: http://www.americamagazine.org/pope-interview