The Gospel and Pope Francis
Today at mass we read, “The wicked said among themselves, thinking not alright let us beset the just one, because he is obnoxious to us; he sets himself against our doing.”
When the world watched the papal election much of the secular world was going to jump on anything that could find to cut down the pope, in kinda of the same ways that sharks go for it prey. Much of it was not out of a love for the church but to cut down the messenger; in much the same way that the wicked wanted to cut down Jeremiah.
Remember how we read in the Gospel how the Scribes and Pharisees even accused Jesus of being a drunkard, and they watched his ever word and step to find something to accuse Jesus of. This was not out of love for Jesus but looking for a way to trip him up.
One of the wonders of God’s Grace is that this man is such a holy man. Many in the world can’t believe that there is such a holy man that is a cardinal. They are turning over ever stone to find something to discredit him and they are turning up empty.
No stone is being left unturned. Some thought they had something when Pope Francis didn’t do enough to defend two priests who took up arms against the dictatorship that griped the homeland a generation ago.
Pope Francis spoke we are priests we don’t take up arms. This is the same answer that Jesus and Saint Francis would have given.
This quote is found in the Washington Post this Morning, “There were bishops who were complicit in the dictatorship, Adalfo Perez Esquivel, the Noble Prize winning Argentine human right activist, told the BBC Spanish-language service on Thursday but not Bergoglio.
In Pope Francis we have a Holy Man of God. A Man who follows in the footsteps of St Francis and Jesus