The Return of the Modern Philosopher

Pope Francis, 13/3/13Pope Francis, in his Palm Sunday sermon from The Vatican, urged Catholics throughout the world to celebrate the day by giving a high five to a total stranger.

Palm Sunday is the traditional beginning of Holy Week, which culminates next Sunday with the celebration of Easter.  Palm Sunday commemorates Jesus’ triumphant return to Jerusalem.  According to the Bible, Jesus rode into town on a donkey and the people lay down their cloaks and palm branches before him.

“So, basically, Jesus came into town knowing he was never going to leave alive,” the Pope explained during his sermon.  “He was going to give his life to save total strangers.  I am asking you to be like Jesus and spread his spirit of giving to a total stranger.  Just hit ’em up with a high five and wish them a Happy Palm Sunday.”

high-fiveOnce again, the newly elected Pope is proving that…

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About Jonathan Caswell

Mr. Caswell has been composing poetry at least since High School. He has been on WORD PRESS for ten years and contributes to two other blogs beside this one. This blog has a Christian emphasis but all bloggers are welcome. Mr. Caswell chooses to---with permission--re[post material of interest

3 thoughts on “

  1. Austin

    It’s not irreverent at all! I think the Pope is cool, and what better way to celebrate Palm Sunday than by slapping the palm of a stranger? Thanks for the re-blog!



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