I took the opportunity to hobble out at one point this morning to experience some sunlight and blue sky. That interesting colour scheme when leaves begin to die was to be seen everywhere yet hanging from the branches were many young caterpillar type beasties convinced it was Spring! The warm weather may end tomorrow as the US is sending us another storm apparently. Just when the Gas and electric men are beginning to wonder where their million pound bonus's are coming from a storm approaches. If even October is this warm how cold will February be I wonder?
The day had begun with the BBC's continual support for the gay lobby. The main news being Pope Francis and his desire to accept gays as people. There was of course other news but that was way down the list at the BBC. If only the news had been that he wished to accept that the reformation was what required study. Jesus accepts gays and all others who do wrong simply because he came to earth to save sinners, not righteous folks. Francie makes only two mistakes in his speech, he refuses to accept the word of God as written for him and does not proclaim Jesus first words - 'Repent!'
Jesus died to make us acceptable to God, however the turning from our was and turning to his way, repentance, is required. We cannot continue doing our own thing, and when we do it brings misery I can tell you! Real life, abundant life can only be found in him.
I like Francis. His poor theology aside he is a man who has attempted to build bridges with all around him, even the president who disliked him, and had an evangelical friend as his financial manager. He clearly has a concern for the poor, he does wish to bring people together and is open to discussion with anyone, except the US Archbishop whom he has moved to a lesser position because he was too 'conservative' for him. It all gives the impression of a man who wishes to accept everyone, just as God wishes to accept us all. However without emphasising the death and resurrection of the Messiah on the cross and our need to be born anew his message could easily be seen as 'be nice to one another.' Eternity goes on forever and those unrepentant will not spend their eternity with Jesus.
There is a thin dividing line between following Jesus and doing it our way. At the moment Francis does it his churches way and this could deceive many. However there is always the possibility it could turn many back to considering God in their lives, and how we need this at this moment in time.
If you are going to make a mess of things do it properly I say. These Queens Park Rangers men certainly did today. They outplayed Liverpool from the start yet managed to score two, yes two goals for Liverpool! At the end they lost 3-2 and had only themselves to blame.
It's a funny old game and Jimmy Greaves never said, even if you are the best you still lose. Usually you lose because they score, not because you score for them and certainly not twice! How much do they pay these defenders I wonder?
Pope Francis supports San Lorenzo by the way.
There was nothing else to do today. I could not walk far as my pins ache from pulled muscles and aching other bits under strain from the way I walk. This exercise is a good one, what a shame it is crippling me!!!