Apparition of St. Michael
To whom it may concern.
My cat has been sick for a couple of weeks. Today she is in the hospital. I don't know what is wrong with her and I will spare you (and me) the list of symptoms. I am waiting to hear from the hospital. I was there all morning. The only reason I'm stating this is to explain why my humor is a bit strained, and my patience wearing rather thin - especially when I encounter contentious comments I believe are stupid and obnoxious and bigoted.
When you get old, and you take care of sick friends and cats, and you don't do all that well yourself, a lot of stuff you all may think is important, is not important - for me at least.
Moralists, pearl-clutching-homo-tradsters cleric or lay, as well as self-appointed inquisitors of the holy office, are not well tolerated here these days. I'm not going to keep looking back at your inflammatory statements or arguments. Please feel free to unfriend me or stop following/linking if I don't fit into your particular brand of Catholicism.
Begone - with the Pope's advice:
Unlike Eve who thought herself a “great theologian” and fell, the Pope said we must never dialogue with the devil because he wins, he is more intelligent than us. On the contrary, Jesus in the desert responds to the devil with the Word of God, hunts down demons, sometimes asking his name but doesn't dialogue.
Pray, watch, fast.
Recalling the advice of Jesus to watch, do penance and fast, Pope Francis said we too must do so but never enter into dialogue with the devil. And in moments of temptation we must approach the mother, like frightened children do. According to the Russian mystics, in times of spiritual upheavals, take refuge under the mantle of the great Mother of God, the Pope said. - Homily
I'm very sorry if I offended you. I'm not a good man.