Thursday, December 22, 2005
Papa's got a brand new groove
There's a lot a of talk around the "blogosphere" about the holy father's hat. Not terribly important, but noteworthy.
(I have no patience for anyone who finds fault. His head is cold -- what do you want him to wear? A stocking cap?)
A sudden realization hit me about an hour ago: "this holy father has won my heart!" That wasn't easy, because the previous holy father, Pope John Paul, looms large in my imagination and affection, and it brings tears to my eyes, even now, as I think of his absence.
Yet, the Almighty, in his providence, has provided us a new shepherd, a new successor to Peter. And something -- je ne c'est qua (my French is horrible) makes me feel very confident, very reassured of our Father's care. (No, it's not the hat!)