Our Lady and Sheen

Pope Francis and Nicodemus

“Nicodemus, one of their members who had come to him earlier, said to them, “Does our law condemn a man before it first hears him and finds out what he is doing?””

Were words from Saturday’s Gospel. How well timed they were, especially for me because of the hurt I had experienced by the rampant attacks against our Holy Father. His Holiness Francis is not a cardinal of the Catholic Church any longer, he is the Bishop of Rome, the Servant of the Servants of God, the Supreme Pontiff of the Church.

We may not always agree with our fellow man, even the Pope, but have respect. Do not yell out “Crucify him” as if somehow the chief priests are better than the God they serve.

Our Lord suffered for all of us, and He I still Christ the King! You may, I believe on certain issues, respectfully disagree with His Vicar on Earth, but until you wear the shoes of the Fisherman.

And, even when our neighbor is supremely happy that we have lost for the time “ermine and lace,” you may not hate him. He is a creature, created by the Lord God Almighty. You were not there at the creation; you were not there with the First Adam; you were not in the tomb of the second Adam on the resurrection day. I am the worst of these sinners, but in my fallen nature I may still call out to those who may also fall. Hopefully I may call out to you and assist you in my less than perfect ways, before I become like the rich man dressed in purple.

May God preserve our Sovereign Pontiff, Francis!

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March 17, 2013 - Posted by | Uncategorized | , ,

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