I love the Pope. I think he is a living saint. He has done nothing but tirelessly try to put God and Jesus on our roadmaps of life. He is a gentle, kind, wonderful soul. It is hard to read the dissenters crucify him in the papers. Thomas Reese sounds harsher than any Grand Inquisitor – glad the man never got any real power. Sr. Joan and Sr. Simone forgot, once again, what true charity is.
I am always amazed at how the Holy Father’s actions always show light on a situation. His resignation has brought the wolves out. They think he is showing weakness even while some approvingly applaud. What he did was a complete leap of Faith. He has asked us to all make the same leap. I am astounded how little faith comes from the mouths of some of the men and women who vowed to serve the Lord. It’s ugliness. Cardinals who want to throw him into exile – really gentleman? I bet some of you called him non-pastoral didn’t you? The more I hear the political paradigm applied to this event and Benedict’s actions, the more I question the messenger. The paradigm of the Church is so much more and so different. Benedict made a pure decision, an honest one. The power of this is going to be hard to squelch by those who are dishonest. Yes, this is going to be interesting.
I am praying for our Holy Father now and in his new life. I pray for the Church that she will find another pastor who loves God with his whole heart, mind and soul – his whole being. That’s the power of Ratzinger which they all loath and won’t admit. May the Church be cleansed from the wolves in shepherds clothing – both male and female. Amen.
The power of the laity is to recognize that the wolves are leading us astray. I hope and pray that people wise up and claim their power. If church leaders aren’t talking about God, question them. If they invoke the Holy Spirit, remember that the Spirit would not lead people away from the Church. The Spirit would not lie. The Spirit would not denigrate lovers of the Lord. The Lord is Love – so is the Spirit. Love is what Benedict has always brought to the table.