@Drjewest’s letter to the Pope

Jim has written a nice little note to the Bishop of Rome. It is worth a read.

Dear Pope,

It might be a good idea to 1) stop blessing everything you see since sometimes you may be blessing something God wouldn’t.  And 2) get your people to screen the visitors who shove things in your face for blessing.  And, finally, 3), what the heck sense does it make to ‘bless’ a bird anyway???  What’s the exegetical or theological justification for it?  Or are you simply trying to appear folksy and homey and like your lunatic namesake who actually believed he talked to animals?  Don’t you see that such acts of ‘blessing’ actually mock authentic blessing and blessedness which are always and everywhere connected to fellowship with Christ?

Your friend,


HT: Jim West


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