Pope to God: Dear Sir…I Quit

11 Feb

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For the first time since the year 1415, which was 77 years before Columbus came to the Americas, a Pope has resigned. Can the Pope just quit? Apparently, but it hasn’t happened in nearly 600 years, and as far as I can tell, never before has a Pope quit citing health as the reason. NEVER. This is such a historic and sad moment that it is hard to fathom that it is real.

A lengthy statement was issued talking mostly about his failing health, and that quote is being shown on most major news networks. The part of the statement that I have yet to see shown in the 30 second news blurbs is the following, and I think it gets to the heart of the decision.

“In today’s world, subject to so many rapid changes and shaken by questions of deep relevance for the life of faith, in order to govern the bark of Saint Peter and proclaim the Gospel, both strength of mind and body are necessary, strength which in the last few months, has deteriorated in me to the extent that I have had to recognize my incapacity to adequately fulfill the ministry entrusted to me.”

In other words…the world in 2013 is just too much for even the Pope. The man who carries the torch of faith in a God and His son the Savior, lost it that God would see him through it. Once again, as far as I can tell, a few Popes have “resigned” but all due to mostly conspiracy and plotting and none because they just couldn’t hack it anymore. The position that upholds the rock of the church, Peter, has never seen a Pope just quit because the world was too demanding for his abilities. Isn’t that where the faith kicks in?

This is a monumental day in the history of mankind. For reasons past the obvious, but at this time I do not know what they are. Yet, if you are a person of faith, one can feel the ill winds blowing.

 

Gary Abernathy

 

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4 Responses to “Pope to God: Dear Sir…I Quit”

  1. Jon And Catherines Email February 11, 2013 at 10:17 am #

    Interesting photo you posted. In my family ancestry I have come across this tombstone for the daughter of an ancestor. Hope you and your family are well. My oldest is in 8th grade and Im feeling the pressure of polishing “this” diamond in the rough before she is off on her own. Catherine Lutin

    Sent from my iPad

    • Gary Wayne February 11, 2013 at 10:36 am #

      I found that on an image search for the word despair…I found it fitting for the somber news.

  2. DanBoyer February 19, 2013 at 7:22 am #

    Considering the Catholic Church is pretty much the main (and pretty much only) target of liberals and the humanistic crowd in general, it needs a vibrant Pope to handle the role especially now as we come under attack by governments across the globe.

    I’m reminded of the Benedictus prayer which reminds us that God is in control of every event in our lives, including the Pope. If it were God’s will for the Pope to remain, it would not be possible for him to resign. If it is God’s will for him to resign, he could not remain,

    I believe this is the best and most exciting thing that could happen at this time. As the liberals within (and without) the Church thrash about and howl for redefining what the Church stands for I’m betting God will raise up another conservative, traditionalist Pope to lead us against the forces which seek to destroy The Church of Jesus Christ in all it’s forms.

    Stay tuned!

  3. DanBoyer February 19, 2013 at 9:22 am #

    Here’s a short video editorial which sheds some light on small front in the cultural war against The Church. http://www.churchmilitant.tv/daily/?today=2013-02-18

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