And his critics tear their garments and cry out, 'he blasphemeth'.
The pope "strung together a series of inconceivable other “pearls” reaching the limits of blasphemy: Jesus in the episode with the adulteress “plays the fool a bit ” (a shocking phrase which the Vatican site changed to “pretended not to understand” , but we have the recording...)" - Rorate
Haven't these people ever read what St. Paul wrote to the Corinthians?
"For the foolishness of God is wiser than men, and the weakness of God is stronger than men."Or the claim made by St. Therese of Lisieux, that Jesus loves us unto folly?
What happiness to suffer for Him Who loves us even unto folly, and to pass for fools in the eyes of the world! We judge others by ourselves, and, as the world will not hearken to reason, it calls us unreasonable too.
We may console ourselves, we are not the first. Folly was the only crime with which Herod could reproach Our Lord . . . and, after all, Herod was right. Yes, indeed, it was folly to come and seek the poor hearts of mortal men to make them thrones for Him, the King of Glory, Who sitteth above the Cherubim! Was He not supremely happy in the company of His Father and the Holy Spirit of Love? Why, then, come down on earth to seek sinners and make of them His closest friends? Nay, our folly could never exceed His, and our deeds are quite within the bounds of reason. The world may leave us alone.
I repeat, it is the world that is 'insane,' because it heeds not what Jesus has done and suffered to save it from eternal damnation.
Remember the scene in the house of Lazarus: Martha was serving, while Mary had no thought of food but only of how she could please her Beloved. And "she broke her alabaster box, and poured out upon her Saviour's Head the precious spikenard, and the house was filled with the odour of the ointment."
The Apostles murmured against Magdalen. This still happens, for so do men murmur against us. - Therese to Celine
And men murmur against the pope.