Pity, really. It was a matter of mis-taken identity
.The Pope is wasting his time, right now, addressing the Congress. The TV is steady on the chamber podium. The carpet in that place needs cleaning badly – well, the carpet need a good cleaning, badly.
I know there has to be a way around the awkwardness of that phrase.
I wonder if it has ever occurred to any of the people involved in all of this; the security costs, the plane costs, the wealth of the religion, the rest of it, if added up and re-distributed to the “poor” would go a long, long way to elevating the hunger they tend to point fingers toward and blame the have’s.
I’m sure it has been pointed out that the other hand, the one not pointing toward the huddled masses, is held out palm up soliciting funds to “help support the church”. Of course, supporting the church comes first, charity comes, as in all charitable endeavors, first after the life of the charity itself. Oh. And me, The representative.
Well. Maybe not. The Pope is speaking to people that already know how to fish. Asking them to give fish to those that do not, know how to fish.
From the reaches,