Tuesday, April 19, 2005

POPE BENEDICT XVI

WELL, IT DIDN'T TAKE ME LONG, TO START WRITING AGAIN! I GOT INSPIRED TODAY, WITH THE REST OF THE WORLD AS THE NEW POPE GOT ELECTED.  I SAT AND WATCHED THE TV, AS THE SMOKE CHANGED FROM BLACK TO WHITE, EVERYONE ON EDGE AND UNCERTAIN AS TO THE ACTUAL COLOR OF THE SMOKE...AND THEN THE BELLS RANG!  AND WE ALL NEW THAT A NEW POPE HAD BEEN ELECTED.  AND BEING INSPIRED, I ALREADY WROTE A "VIEWPOINT," AND HAVE IT TYPED UP, AND IN THE ENVELOPE, AND WILL GO OUTSIDE AND MAIL IT SHORTLY TO THE LOCAL NEWSPAPER.  I WILL TELL YOU THE BASIS OF WHAT I SAID.  (this is not a word-for word). POPE BENEDICT XVI IS A HUMBLE PERSON.  HE HIMSELF SAID THAT HE IS ONLY A WORKER IN GOD'S VINEYARD.  WHEN I LOOK IN HIS EYES, ON THE TV SCREEN, I SEE LOVE, COMFORT, JOY, AND HUMBLENESS.  YES, HUMBLENESS IS GREAT.  IT IS REALLY NOT THE CARDINALS WHO ELECTED HIM, BUT GOD HIMSELF .  GOD HAS A PLAN FOR EACH ONE OF US.  AND EVEN AT THE AGE OF 76, GOD HAD PLANNED FOR THIS HUMBLE, QUIET, MAN TO BECOME POPE. ISN'T THAT GREAT?  DOESN'T THAT INSPIRE EACH ONE OF US?  AND ISN'T THERE PURE JOY AND HAPPINESS DOING THE WORK OF GOD, HIMSELF, AS WE GO ABOUT OUR MUNDANE , ROUTINE LIVES...YES, THERE IS A PURPOSE FOR EACH ONE OF US.  LET US NOT BE LED ASTRAY BY THE NEWS MEDIA, AND THE WORLDWIDE PEOPLE WHO WILL BE TEARING POUR POPE APART.  THEY WILL SAY THINGS, LIKE WE NEEDED A MORE MODERN POPE, A NON-TRADITIONIST, A YOUNGER POPE, AN ITALIAN POPE.  SO MANY THINGS.  BUT I SUGGEST, THAT YOU TAKE A MOMENT TO LOOK INTO HIS EYES.  YOU WILL SEE LOVE AND PEACE.  YOU WILL SEE GOD HIMSELF, AS GOD DWELLS WITHIN EACH ONE OF US.  YES, A LOT CAN BE READ ABOUT A PERSON THROUGH HIS EYES.  THANK YOU FOR READING THIS.   WITH LOVE, FRAN

1 comment:

fasttrack58 said...

Hi Thanks for visiting my journal! It's amazing how electing the new Pope has effected everyone around the world...
I am awwed by your journal. To have someone you love in prison. That would be very hard.
I hope you are having a good week! Linda