Wednesday, December 20, 2006

His Holiness, the Grinch

Been swamped lately, but thought I'd pass along these gems from the Holy Father, from his last audience before Christmas:

"False prophets continue to offer cheap salvation which ends up in deep delusions." (!!)

"Today, many consider God irrelevant. Even believers sometimes seek tempting but illusory shortcuts to happiness. And yet perhaps even because of this confusion humanity seeks a savior, and awaits the coming of Christ."

Cheer up, dude! It’s Christmas! As they say, you draw more flies to honey ...

Do you think we can get a vice-pope to play the happy pope?


At 3:36 PM, Blogger Kristin said...

The pope was saying that Jesus Christ is the Savior of the world...and you find that depressing? Many people fail to realize that the Christmas spirit is really the Holy Spirit. He is trying to give his flock true joy by directing them to Jesus, our savior. Sounds like good tidings to me! :) Merry Christmas!


At 4:37 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think it's not right to call pope Grinch .
After all Christmas is not only about christmas presents, lights and Santa .It's about Our Savior .He is just saying the truth many people takes our faith and choose only what they want .Not the whole truth .Our faith is's about real christmas spirit not comercial one .Spirit of our savior Christ who is born to die on cross for us .That's the pure love .His love is the purest love on earth .So I think Pope wants only people to realize the deep meaning of Christmas .
Merry Christmas to you and lots of blessing for this new year

At 1:40 PM, Blogger CtotheL said...

I'm not talking about content, folks, I'm talking about tone. We can always say the same thing in inviting, welcoming ways as we do in grumpy us-against-the-world ways.

Maybe "grinch" is a little strong, but I sure wish the pope wasn't worried so much about "defending" all the time. We have a great message for the world, but I think unfortunately we drive people away with all this negativity. There's plenty to lament about the world, but God loves it anyway. Seems like we should, too. And maybe if we love it, even the parts we don't like, we might all change for the better.

At 7:48 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

well he is German.

when you become Pope you can give a Christmas greeting anyway you like.

At 8:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

True he is German... And it is us against them. Isn't it? Perhaps the Pope is a bit upset that he is living in the Vatican when he could be enjoying retirement and drinking fine Bavarian beers in Germany with his friends this Christmas. I'd like to suggest Theodore McCarrick as vice pope. He always seems happy to me.

At 6:31 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't want a "happy pope" ...I want a pope who teach me how to get to heaven.


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