Trigger Warning! Jesus Was a Culture Warrior!
There was a discussion not too long ago, and in came the knock/jab (I guess?) that being a “culture warrior” is not appropriate … that most bishops have a distaste for culture warriors. We’re told that our words are unChristlike, degrading, and divisive towards our brothers and sisters. The argument states that Jesus or Pope Francis would never say “mean things” or act this way, but only ever responded in love and lifted people up.
First, let’s start with Pope Francis. Here’s a few of his “greatest hits”: Functionary! Sourpuss! Rigid! Rosary Counters! Self-absorbed, Promethean Neo-Pelagian! Little Monster!, etc., etc., etc.. Sooo, there is