How did the world find out that Pope Francis had:
(1) One lung?
(2) Bad knees?
(3) And can’t sing?
(4) Likes the bus
(5) Doesn’t like his throne
(6) Doesn’t like the Papal Quarters
(7) Doesn’t like obeying Canon Laws or Vatican Protocol.
(8) Doesn’t like a safer Pope Mobile or to be told what to do, by his security detail
Is he accusing himself, of not being a “good Christian” or implying, that an “opponent” his sermon was aimed , at was a “bad Christian?”
What elderly person complains that doesn’t need a need filled?
If we are going to examine their conscience or culpability for them, then why wait for God to Judge them? You’ve already done it.
I sense he has someone in mind, that he has failed to love, as the target for his homily.
I learn by example. When words don’t line up with what you do – I am less inclined to follow those words. I’ve worked with the sick since I was a child. I have “an ear” for their complaints.
I guess after those babies are kissed, and the cameras are off; when it’s all said and done, he is a phony. He doesn’t practice, what he preaches.
How else did we learn about his illnesses had he not told the world and complained. He must be calling himself names, or in reality, more likely an opponent.
Clever deceptions, I’d say. Clever. But evil, to accuse anyone but oneself of sins.
Folks in hospital or nursing home settings have folks turn a deaf ear all the time – to their plaintive cries, for help.
Since they aren’t the Pope, their cries for help are ignored by their younger caretakers. I’ve seen it more often, than not.
But, isn’t it true – that GOD said – the Priest or Levite would go out of their ways not to help a man who was robbed, beaten and left for dead on the side of the road – in the Good Samaritan Story?
It wasn’t a Religious Person who helped the ailing man. It was a Good Samaritan who went out of his way and went the “extra mile” to love and care for that unfortunate man.
Food for thought, Pope.
“I was hungry and, you gave me to eat.”
I was hungering and thirsting for righteousness, and I found none, today.
(Only in Christ).
Another Way of Looking at this is well …
FRANKLY – I AM TIRED OF POPES WHO TACITLY COMPLAIN ABOUT BEING A POPE – A PAPA.
That’s all men need to hear, of a Pope complaining, because his job is getting too hard.
How hard can it be?
A Pope is waited on hand and foot. You have everything handed to you. Even your chasuble is held just so – so you don’t trip over yourselves in your very lavish threads.
Meanwhile real people don’t buy new clothes for years. They put up with that bad boss, abusive spouse, or politician.
Seems with the Pope bow-outs and the tacit complaints of the New Pope; fathers of a family and young single men are being given the example that they too, can vacate the family, when the going gets too tough.
So many examples of getting old: which one to follow? Christ. Only Christ. Popes must be followed, but to what extent? Their examples? Which Pope? The current one, speaks good one minute and is sharp the next. He seems to like to tell people off. And, insult them. I saw two women from Africa received that way. But, they kept smiling despite the Pope’s brusk words to them.
They were more of a good example to me, than what the Pope said to them.