Today’s news and commentary:
- “Baby monitor keeps an eye on astronauts”
- “Teen: Toilet water cleaner than fountain” (I know: Ew!)
- “Eris more massive than Pluto!”
- “E-voting Reform to be Voted on by the House”
- “Mystery Solved: Mars Had Large Oceans ”
- “The 1 Percent Genome Solution”
The Real Story
There was a Pope who was greatly loved by all his followers, a man who led with gentleness, faith and wisdom. His passing was grieved by the entire world, Catholic or not.
As the Pope approached the gates of heaven, it was St. Peter who greeted him in a firm embrace.
-- Welcome, your holiness, your dedication and unselfishness in serving your fellow man during life has earned you great stature in heaven. You may pass through the gates without delay and are granted free access to all parts of heaven. You are also granted an open door policy and may, at your own discretion, meet with any heavenly leader, including the Father without prior appointment. Is there anything else which you may desire?
-- Well, yes, - the Pope replied - I have often pondered some of the mysteries which have puzzled and confounded theologians through the ages. Are there perhaps any transcripts which record the actual prophecies of old? I would love to see what was actually said, without the dimming memories over time.
St. Peter immediately ushered the Pope to the heavenly library and explained how to retrieve the various documents. The Pope was thrilled and settled down to review the history of man’s relationship with God. Two years later, a scream of anguish pierced the stacks of the library. Immediately, several of the Saints and Angels came running. There they found the Pope pointing to a single word on a parchment, repeating over and over:
-- There’s an ‘R’, there’s an ‘R’ -- it’s celebrate, not celibate!