CCC 549 By freeing some individuals from the earthly evils of hunger, injustice, illness and death,1 Jesus performed messianic signs. Nevertheless he did not come to abolish all evils here below,2 but to free men from the gravest slavery, sin, which thwarts them in their vocation as God’s sons and causes all forms of human bondage.3

1 Cf. Jn 6:5-15; Lk 19:8; Mt 11:5.
2 Cf. Lk 12 13-14; Jn 18:36.
3 Cf. Jn 8:34-36.