Friday, January 30, 2015

Random thoughts in a a rough week

  • Have you ever had someone tell you the famous St. Francis quote, "Preach the gospel at all times. When necessary use words,"? It's pretty suspect.  First off, there is no proof that St. Francis ever actually said this. None of his early biographers including Franciscans who knew him record this statement. It sounds more like a faux folksy Hallmark saying rather than the words of the seraphic holy man. Secondly, it always seems to be an excuse for the person who says it to do absolutely nothing.
  • Whenever someone says "Don't judge me," take a deep breath becuase usually means they're about to tell you something that you really would've preferred not to have known. 

St. Stephen's Cathedral
I'm not sure if this shows Adoration or Benediction.

  • St. Corbian's Bear has decided to take a break from Pope Francis news for Lent. That's not a bad idea at all. I think a lot of people would  find some relief by doing the same.

  • St. Dymphna, pray for me. It's been a heck of a week. 


Hans Georg Lundahl said...

Could one take a break both from Bergoglio and from Putin?

Or is that for death or Harmageddon?

Hans Georg Lundahl said...

Speaking of things falsely attributed to St Francis.

"give me the strength to change what I can, the patience to bear what I cannot change and the wisdom to know the difference"

is NOT from him. As far as I could tell (but I did not read his biographers nor the opera omnia) when checking, it comes from France, when France was still humiliated by Germans after 1870 and Catholics in France were still humiliated by Clémenceau and his successors.