"AIGHT SO I WAS THINKIN: THE POPE IS SUPPOSEDLY THE CLOSEST MAN TO GOD ON OUR PLANET RIGHT? SO GIVEN HE HAS (OR AT LEAST SHOULD) HAVE THE MOST AMOUNT OF FAITH IN THE KNOWN WORLD RIGHT? IF THIS IS THE CASE THEN WHY DOES HE ROLL AROUND IN A BULLET PROOF CASE? DOES HE FEEL THAT GOD IS GONNA SLIP UP ONE DAY AND LET HARM COME HIS WAY IN THE FORM OF A BULLET?"What's goin on everyone? What you see above is my most recent FaceBook Status update. It was written because at some point in conversation amongst my brothers the subject of the Pope came about. So this (the Status) was mentioned and it rose eyebrows and questions alike.
So you see, I was raised in a catholic family, a Spanish Catholic family at that, and in this family, Faith in God is what propels us to continue to wake up every morning. We go on with faith and hope that at the end of this dreaded life there is a beautiful after life flooded with Milk and Honey. But I Digress. Back to the subject.
Now we are taught all about our religion through our family (mainly mothers and grandmother) and through the teachings of the New York Catholic school system. It is here that we learn who the Pope is. From what I remember being taught he is the leader of the Catholic religion and the father to every practicing Catholic in the known world. So I remember the order being Priest, Bishops and then the Pope, or something very similar but the Pope being the highest. Now nowhere does it say that he is, but he seems to be portrayed as the highest being among us mere mortals and he is the man under the man, God that is. Now I'm not saying that this is the truth, nor am I saying that it's impossible to be the closest person to God, cause we all know that only you and God know your true Heart. But this is what we've been taught to believe. So this is why the question amongst others came up. Another was "If he's our go-to guy here on Earth, the man between us and the Lord, why is he so hard to get a hold of?" Think about it, you couldn't seek guidance or any form of conversation from the Pope tomorrow if you wanted to.
So all I meant in the status update was that its a bit insulting to see him on TV in the Pope-Mobile separated from the people by a Bullet Proof Glass. If he is indeed the man they make him out to be to us than his Faith in the Lord should be strong enough to know two things:
A. God is protecting him, there is no need for the Bullet Proof case
B. If indeed he is shot or somehow fatally wounded (Lord Forbid) than that is God's will and his soul will be at the Lords side in the Kingdom of Heaven soon after leaving his body
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