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A tale of two statues

Above, we see Pope Francis blessing the statue named by its sculptor, “Homeless Jesus.”

It represents the only image of Jesus Christ that the worldly can accept:

A Jesus who is downtrodden and weak; a Jesus victimized by society’s ills, not unlike so many others.
Most importantly, the “Homeless Jesus” is silent; He renders no judgments and makes no demands beyond providing an image that provokes an earthbound sense of guilt within the “haves,” while simultaneously fanning the flames of class warfare within the “have nots.”

This is the Jesus of our current pope; the one after which he intends to remodel the Church.

It is the same Jesus described by Cardinal Oscar Rodríguez Maradiaga, the man Pope Francis personally chose to lead the group of cardinals advising him on the Curia’s reorganization, who said:

The function of the hierarchy is redefined in reference to Jesus as Suffering Servant, not as “Pantocrator” – lord and emperor of this world; only from the perspective of someone crucified by the powers of this world it is possible to found, and to explain, the authority of the Church.

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Dr Bobus
The comments by Cardinal Maradiaga and Harvesting the Fruit have the same lacunae.

1) In so far as Christ is God, He is Pantocrakor.

2) In so far as He is Man, He is the Suffering Servant, the Victim, whose sacrifice was consummated with His Death on the Cross The function of His Human Nature in the Redemption, however, is not merely as Victim.

3) His triumph over Sin and Death was effected …More
The comments by Cardinal Maradiaga and Harvesting the Fruit have the same lacunae.

1) In so far as Christ is God, He is Pantocrakor.

2) In so far as He is Man, He is the Suffering Servant, the Victim, whose sacrifice was consummated with His Death on the Cross The function of His Human Nature in the Redemption, however, is not merely as Victim.

3) His triumph over Sin and Death was effected because Christ the Priest offered Himself as Victim in the perfect Sacrifice.

4) Thus the function of His Human Nature was both as Priest and as Victim.

5) NB: St Thomas says that the Redemption was effected by Christ's Human Nature joined as instrument (instrumentum coniunctum) to His Divine Nature.