"To love means loving the unlovable."
We now find ourselves in a crisis of Faith, namely:
- the direct assaults upon the 6th and 9th Commandments that are explicitly and/or tacitly approved by most of the worlds Bishops;
- the near idolization of the current man-in-white-with-black-shoes-who-lives-in-luxury-while-extolling-others-to-smell-like-sheep;
- the simple ignoring (or ignorance?) of the above individual who likes to be thought of as just a simple bishop, but actually rules with an iron hand, and a diffusive, divisive and destructive mind;
- a man who claims to follow a spirit to justify his actions, when even the most mediocre pew-sitting Catholic can judge the fruit and know it is not the True Holy Spirit in action that the former claims his to be...
Is the current Pope "unloveable" enough to "love" him? Sure he is...but he doesn't need my "love".
He needs my prayers.
I confess I do not like the man. I respect the office the man holds, and therefore pray for him daily and at each Mass. But I will never like the man, let alone "love" him. He doesn't need it.
But he does need my prayers.
He doesn't need me to follow his every word-at-30,000 feet as being pure, unadulterated Catholicism; he needs me to hold fast to all that has been taught by him, but only to those teachings that are aligned with what previous Popes, Saints and Our Lord have taught before him.
And he needs my prayers.
Pope Francis doesn't need to lecture me about being unstable and rigid and insecure simply because I follow exclusively the Traditional Latin Mass, a Mass that was unjustly suppressed by his predecessors. And of whom I can rightly say were unstable and rigid and insecure in their own right because of their fear of the Mass codified by Pope St. Pius V.
He does, however, need my prayers.
So, No...I don't have to "love the unloveable", at least not in the way as stated above, whether it was said by Chesterton or some other as-yet unknown poet. What the phrase in its truest sense should read, at least in the context of this post and this particular moment in Catholic History, is:
"To love means
Please pray that this Pope, who is Christ's Vicar on earth (that same Christ that even Pope Francis should fear because of His "excessive rigidity" in His moral absolutes) soon
Sancta Maria, Mater Dei, ora pro nobis!
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