In today’s Gospel from the Mass (John 5:31-47), Jesus offers a blunt assessment of the Jews who would not, or could not, realize that God was in their very midst.  An excerpt:

[37] And the Father who sent me has himself borne witness to me. His voice you have never heard, his form you have never seen; [38] and you do not have his word abiding in you, for you do not believe him whom he has sent. [39] You search the scriptures, because you think that in them you have eternal life; and it is they that bear witness to me; [40] yet you refuse to come to me that you may have life.
[41] I do not receive glory from men. [42] But I know that you have not the love of God within you. [43] I have come in my Father’s name, and you do not receive me; if another comes in his own name, him you will  receive.[44] How can you believe, who receive glory from one another and do not seek the glory that comes from the only God? [45] Do not think that I shall accuse you to the Father; it is Moses who accuses you, on whom you set your hope. [46] If you believed Moses, you would believe me, for he wrote of me.
[47] But if you do not believe his writings, how will you believe my words?”

As highlighted above, Jesus does not mince words with the Jewish leadership who are seeking to kill Him.  His words are direct and to the point, condemning the ignorance, arrogance and lack of belief of the Jews.

Particularly devastating is Jesus’ clear condemnation:  “you do not have the love of God within you…” and ” it is Moses who accuses you, on whom you have set your hope.”

Many hope for a politically correct Jesus, one who never says a harsh word or makes any judgment, a fantasy Jesus who only exists in their own deluded minds.

Jesus is the Truth, and the Truth is not always what most want to hear.

Jesus is not “P.C.”; He calls a spade a spade.

When Jesus looks at our “card”, what will be His call?