Saturday, December 24, 2011
When I'm Eighty-Five
There has been talk about the Pope's health, his use of that movable platform in St Peter's, the possibility he has lost the sight in one eye and so forth.
I'm over a quarter of a decade younger than him; after the Midnight, Dawn and the Day Masses I just want to sleep; if I had to celebrate Mass in a vast basilica which was also broadcast to millions I would want to sleep for a week rather than then have to get up and have to address the city and the world.
When I am 85..., well I know 35 year olds who find getting up exhausting!
I just admire that incredible 85 year olds stamina.
Lord bless Benedict with strength. Amen.
Posted by Fr Ray Blake