by Anura Guruge
>> Francis’ nephew — Aug. 19, 2014.
>> Francis abandons prayer … — Aug. 16, 2014.
>> Will Francis admit prayers not working — July 28, 2014.
>> Did Francis pray for Argentina — July 5, 2014.
>> PLEASE pray for Argentina — July 15, 2014.
>> Francis’ prayer at Wailing Wall — May 30, 2014.
>> Francis prays for Iraq — June 16, 2014.
>> Francis “Prayer of ‘WHY’” — Nov. 22, 2013.
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As I made it quite clear yesterday, as a father, I feel dreadful about the tragic loss of of these two innocent kids: 8 months & 2 years. I feel for the father. This is the worst nightmare. I know that I will not shock anyone by saying that I am sure that he wishes that he had died in the crash too.
I hate to bring this up, but it is, of course, germane! It says they were coming home after a holiday weekend. He rear ended a truck — obviously with sufficient force to kill three, and I hope the kids were in car seats at the back. Was he ‘OK’ — and I am trying to use an euphuism.
Now, alas, we come to PRAYER.
The pope has not been having a good time with prayers of late — if, indeed, he has ever had any luck with prayers.
As I documented here, just last week, Francis is now backing military force in Iraq AFTER publicly stating that he was PRAYING for peace in Iraq. Again, remember, my concern here is that THE POPE is not any ol’ superstitious, ignorant schmuck. He is the Vicar of Christ. He is said to have the inside track with God. So when the Pope prays you would expect that God listens.
So, now, yet again, the Pope is telling us to pray. I am totally and utterly confused. What are we praying FOR? The two kids should be FINE … right? They should already be with God.
In situations like this, what crosses my mind is … shouldn’t HE, i.e., the Vicar of Christ, have been doing a better job praying. To me it is a bit late now.
PLEASE, don’t tell me that God doesn’t micro-manage, “free will”, we don’t understand God’s marvelous ways etc. Fine, if SO … why is Francis asking us to pray.
You can’t have it both ways.
I don’t pray. If I did I would pray that they do not find the Pope’s nephew ‘negligent’.
Enough said. I wish the Pope some peace. WISH … not pray.