Friday, 17 September 2010



Pope warns children over celebrity culture

Fame and fortune do not bring happiness, the Pope told thousands of schoolchildren in a warning about Britain’s celebrity culture. ~ English Telegraph ~

The Pope touched down on Scottish soil
To the applause of waiting crowds,
And in the bird-house Popemobile
Winding his Celtic pilgrimage down through Princess Street
To cheers and flag waving adulation.

Back home and on the throne

Later in Glasgow in an open field
He celebrated mass
For a congregation of 60,000.
The following day in a London classroom
He warned the vulnerable young
Against the cult of celebrity
And the lures of wealth and fame,
Which, according to the visiting Pontiff
Will not bring true happiness.
This is rich advice indeed
From a man who lives in grand seclusion
And is waited hand and foot.

Distinctive hand made red shoes

Perhaps if he had stayed close to the Master
As his sole exemplar,
Rather than mimicking
The vulgar pomp of Pagan Empire,
Then he might by a simple holy life
Have much to teach the youth of London
About peace, love and happiness.

Gerard O'Shea


Richard Miller said...

Matt 7:1 "Do not judge so that you will not be judged.

Luke 6:37 "Do not judge, and you will not be judged; and do not condemn, and you will not be condemned; pardon, and you will be pardoned.

John 3:17 "For God did not send the Son into the world to judge the world, but that the world might be saved through Him.

John 8:15 "You judge according to the flesh; I am not judging anyone.

Matt 7:2 "For in the way you judge, you will be judged; and by your standard of measure, it will be measured to you.

Maybe you too should listen to the words of your Master, but I think somehow from the tone of your comments you will easily excuse yourself from this advice.

Dew of Hermon said...

Sorry Richad, maybe it's just me but I have always been puzzled at the disconnect between the Pope's lifestyle and the Life of Jesus Christ. The one is filled with pomp and grandeur while the other is marked by simplicity and relative poverty. Im not going to sling ton of Scripture at you, but perhaps in your studies you have come across a reference to the comparisons between Jesus the carpenter of Nazareth and Benedict the German Pope of Rome ? If you have I would love to hear them.


Harry Haller said...

Man wouldn't I look good in Texas Bob's on a Saturday in a pair of those Red Shoes.