It’s Palm Sunday and the new Pope Francis I celebrated his first Palm Sunday Mass at the Vatican.
Yesterday the Pope warned the faithful of the “tyranny of relativism;”
“But there is another form of poverty! It is the spiritual poverty of our time, which afflicts the so-called richer countries particularly seriously. It is what my much-loved predecessor, Benedict XVI, called the “tyranny of relativism”, which makes everyone his own criterion and endangers the coexistence of peoples.’
In doing so, he echoed his predecessor's comment on the same subject:
“We are building a dictatorship of relativism that does not recognize anything as definitive and whose ultimate goal consists solely of one’s own ego and desires.” -Pope Benedict XVI
And I think by now we all know the pitfalls of setting goals based on Won’s own ego and desires:
That reminds me, Big Guy finally wrapped up his Mideast tour yesterday with a visit to the ruins of the ancient city of Petra in Jordan:
The remains of the ancient “Rose City” were stunning. These columns are part of the ancient Treasury Building:
Below is a full shot of the Treasury, with BO posing in the foreground:
Just one historical note, in case Big Guy decides to “do the Holy Land” next Easter season again. According to the scriptures, Jesus rode into Jerusalem ON a donkey, not…well, you know:
That’s all for today. Be sure to check out the post on creeper’s 1st, Historic, FOM Flyover Fest post on the April 21-22 Sioux Falls, ND. I’m sorry I can’t be there, but will try to join in on a live-blogging line.
Cross-Posted on Patriot Action Network