Pope Francis has said that there are many "funeral" Christians who are afraid of the joy of the Resurrection; instead, they are "Christian bats" who prefer the shadows to the light of the presence of the Lord.
I admit it, I am somewhat bat-like.
The thought will no doubt have struck many of our readers: am I a bat? Here are a few tell-tale signs:
1. Do you emit high-pitched squeaks (and we don't just mean the "music" of Paul Inwood)? 2. Do you sleep hanging upside-down in a shed (or a cave)? 3. Do you like eating insects?If you can answer NO to all these questions, you are probably not a bat. You may still be a self-absorbed Promethean neo-pelagian, but at least you don't scare passers-by after dark.
Holy Pepinsters, Batman! We're late for Mass!
Pope Francis has also given us an Argentine proverb: When you get burnt by boiling milk, later when you see a cow you start crying. Fortunately, this is not
an ex cathedra statement (although it may have more authority than
a telephone call to a confused old
However, just in case it applies in your case, we apologise for making
you cry with the following picture.
Think of it as necessary therapy.
If you have tears, prepare to shed them now.