Wednesday, March 13, 2013

A DOWN TO EARTH MESSENGER FROM ABOVE


WINDS OF CHANGE


JESUS WOULD APPROVE!
Johann Wagener 3-13-13

Despite being Argentina's top church official, Bergoglio never lived in the ornate church mansion in Buenos Aires, preferring a simple bed in a downtown room heated by a small stove. For years, he took public transportation around the city and cooked his own meals.

I call him FRANCIS THE ROLE MODEL;

Maybe all those “prosperity gospel” preachers can take a page from this playbook. They can start by hocking the Rolex and putting the cash back in the basket.

Maybe all these “monarchs” that still roam the planet looking for something to do can take off the crowns and robes and go about doing the work of the people they expect subservience from.

Maybe all those “Greed is Good” 1% can try a new slogan; “Generosity is Better” and begin to voluntarily share the wealth they acquired from those who created it for them.

Maybe? Possibly? Likely?  If nothing else Pope Francis might force those who don’t “walk the talk” to look in the mirror.

Mother Teresa cleaned a toilet at sunrise as a reminder of where she (and most of us) are.

Governor Jerry Brown (an ex-Jesuit) preferred a 1 bdrm apartment to the Mac Mansion his predecessors indulged themselves with until Ronnie R reinstated the wasted tax paid for palace life. 


Cardinals elect Pope Francis, Argentinean Jesuit Jorge Mario Bergoglio | National Catholic Reporter