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Thursday, 1 January 2015

The Wisdom Of Pope Francis.

Apparently an Italian paper, Corriere della Sera, has caused a bit of a stir by publishing a piece by the author of The Ratzinger Report,  contending that beloved though he may be, Pope Francis is just confusing the heck out of us pew-sitters, with his contradictory statements and mixed messages.

Since very early in his pontificate I have thought of this old joke, many and many a time....

Two men are having an argument, and decide to settle it by agreeing to abide by the judgement of the wisest man in the world.
After some time, they find the man with the unquestioned reputation of being the wisest man in the world.
The first presents his case, and the wise man says, “You’re right!” and the man goes away happy.
But then the other man stands up and gives his side of the story.
The wisest man in the world says, “You’re right!” and the second man departs satisfied.
The wise man's wife who has overheard all this, mutters to her husband, “You know damn well they can’t both be right....”
“You’re right, dear,” her husband answers, winking.

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