Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Pray for poor old Benedict

I have a tender heart for the elderly and those who need someone to care for them. You may still be angry at Benedict for cutting and running out on us --- and I respect that but for God's sake, he's 93. He's weak.  Maybe he's always been weak and maybe Randy Engel is absolutely correct in the doubts she had years ago about him and maybe it's true that you can't trust any German bishop about anything ever---but this old man is surrounded by slimy people and I don't know who has his best interests at heart. I don't  trust Ganswein.

One more thing, when I was my uncle, Sonny Boy's guardian, his clothes always looked presentable. His hair was always neat and his shoes were in good shape. My laundry standards were not and still aren't up to my mother's impeccable standards so she washed and folded all of his  garments herself. I bought him new clothes and hats any time I saw that he needed something.  When we took him out for excursions no-one who saw him would have known that there was anything wrong with him unless they tried to speak to him. There is no reason why Benedict should be looking unkempt in photos.

5 comments:

Don said...

Amen

Charmaine said...

Join the League of Prayer for Pope Benedict XVI
https://fromrome.wordpress.com/2019/12/19/join-the-league-of-prayer-for-pope-benedict-xvi/

Squiggyberkley said...

And and pray for "poor old Mr. Theo McCarrick" who is at "Club Ped" with the "Servants of the Paraclete": http://www.theservants.org/Home.aspx in one of their two US locations. He is reportedly "paying his own way" with the money he and fellow predator Bransfield and catamite Bishop Lori of Baltimore (ex lover of Cardinal Weurl) have swindled from Catholic charities and the various "stewardship appeals"........ while never lifting a financial finger for those men they laicized just for getting married (many went to the Orthodox churches).

Kathleen1031 said...

Women have soft hearts that God gave us. It's a good and beneficial thing to have a soft heart, the world is crying for merciful treatment, there is so much that is harsh. The elderly are just as dear as children, both in their own way vulnerable and weak, and our hearts melt. Women bring this gentle nature and compassion to the world and it's badly needed. We can't but feel it seeing Benedict, especially as we wonder about his wellbeing. Sometimes it may be our soft natures are too willing to overlook what is most serious. But that is not much of a problem in the end. God will have the last word, no matter what.

Squiggyberkley said...

Benedict is a brilliant theologian who writes for all people. A great example of this is Benedictus Day by Day with Pope Benedict XVI published by Magnificat. It is an easy day to day inspiring read for the year that never gets old or antiquated.