Wednesday, April 09, 2014

The Pope is offensive?

What I was thinking in my head
The Pope upset a lot of people with his comments about the rich and bankers and how we should be looking after the poor. And a good thing too.

What came out of my mouth
'The Pope is offensive.'

It wasn't until, well, this morning that it occurred to me that could be misunderstand if you weren't privy to what had gone on in my head. Which no-one was.

I can't even blame speaking on the spur of the moment as I'd thought it about it for a while.

We were looking at a passage in John's gospel where Jesus says, 'Do I offend you?' My point was that sometimes some people will be offended by us if we're standing up for those unable to defend themselves. And that we should be 'offensive' in that way, the same way as Jesus.

Sean hastened to clarify things by saying that when we offend it should be for the right reasons and not just because we're being obnoxious superior Christians. And Ric said to me, 'Tell me when you're gong to be offensive because I really want to see that.'


katney said...

I have to think about how to say this. Since I am Catholic but also know you I knew not be offended by your post title.

Sometimes when truth is told, there are those who cannot accept that truth. The are offended. The truth itself is not offensive.

Does that make sense?

Now I have to go find what the Pope said in this instance. He probably offends someone every day--in this way. Or more often. He can be refreshing.

Liz Hinds said...

Absolutely, Katney. I don't think he's said anything new but he has made the headlines over the months since he took over by his refreshing attitude and his statements about greed.

Ole Phat Stu said...

Just out of curiosity : to whom does the pope confess?

Liz Hinds said...

I imagine he has a mentor type priest, stu. Or maybe as God's representative on earth he goes straight to God.