21 August 2011

Thought For The Day

A commenter in Fr Blake's combox asks:

What is it about this magnificent Pope that many bishops and priests feel unable to follow him? In a Church where there has been widespread division and too many episodes of quite dreadful behaviour, we should all be rallying under his example and leadership. He is a beacon of light, of truth, and of inherent goodness, that should inspire all our clergy to become like him. What a transformation this would bring to the Church and what great benefits would follow.

I'm sure I can't be the only one who has had the same thought, even if I haven't articulated it so well.  The good thing is that there are so many good priests who are inspired by him, and who are bringing great things to the Church, and we must continue to pray for them.

We need to pray for the others as well.


http://linenonthehedgerow.blogspot.com said...

Yes, a very good comment but what is the solution?
More prayer and yet more prayer I guess.

Rita said...

The question is similar to saying: when do people stop being teenagers and start behaving like adults?

And maybe the answer to both questions is the same. To a large extent it involves careful witness from adults who exude peace and surity of purpose in the face of tantrums and invective.

Mike Cliffson said...

They were so faithfully following previous Peters, and have just stopped now?