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Sunday, December 18, 2011

The Light Flickers

This morning, The Drudge Report's headline is "Pope Health Concerns."  The actual article makes no claim that HH is suffering from any health problems besides fatigue from a grueling schedule and advacing years.  Which is natural and as intended.

The article mentions that in the past, HH ha indicated resignation is preferable when one is physically, mentally or spiritually unable to discharge their duties. Also mentioned are potential downsides of resignation, such as setting a precedent that future Pope's might be pressured follow or perhaps causing fissures by the existance of two living Popes at the same time.

These are legitimate concerns, to be sure.  But I am more concerned with simple continuity.  There is so much work to be done.  And I believe the present Holy Father is the best man to do it.  Please, pray for the Holy Father, that God strengthen him to continue to do his work.

Merry Christmas

http://apnews.myway.com/article/20111217/D9RMBAQG0.html