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OnDaFence 31M/38M
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11/29/2018 8:57 pm

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11/30/2018 8:39 pm

"and forbid them not "



You all know me as one of those Teutonic Lutherans that does NOT dive into a Bible thumping religious fervor. Our section of the Christian faith disavowed the legitimacy of papal authority 500 years ago. However, as an avowed Monarchist I am always interested in what the guy has to say. His words impacting a sizable portion of the world's populous. Yesterday an insight into the Vicar of Christ's true spirituality came through in a most unexpected manner.



A young boy upstaged Pope Francis on Wednesday, escaping from his mother and running onto the papal podium at a general audience, tugging on the hand of a Swiss guardsman and playing behind the pontiff's chair.



The boy's mother briefly spoke to the pope as she tried to pull the child away, saying that he was mute. Pope Francis told her to let him carry on playing.



"This child cannot speak. He is mute. But he can communicate," the pope told hundreds of pilgrims. "And he has something that got me thinking: he is free. Unruly ... but he is free," he added to laughter.



"Let's ask the grace (of God) that he may speak."



The mother told the pope that the family came from his native Argentina. As she left the stage, a smiling Francis leaned towards Bishop Georg Ganswein sitting next to him and whispered: "He is Argentinian. Undisciplined."



OnDaFence 31M/38M
26015 posts
11/29/2018 8:59 pm

I am sorry to have to hide the identity of the child.


OnDaFence 31M/38M
26015 posts
11/29/2018 9:00 pm

masking the joy on his face.


OnDaFence 31M/38M
26015 posts
11/29/2018 9:01 pm

that poor Swiss-guardsman trying not to smile.


OnDaFence 31M/38M
26015 posts
11/29/2018 9:03 pm

then ask yourself... Was that a test put forth by the Almighty to see if his followers were living up to his expectations............


jrodd 60M
2671 posts
11/30/2018 5:19 am

At least he didn't pee on him ,lol


Hungr4Yungr 69M
3682 posts
11/30/2018 6:25 am

It is amazing how easily a child can interrupt the world. I found it interesting that there weren't any floor security guards to intercept the child before he got on stage.


bychance4709 56M
1327 posts
11/30/2018 7:36 pm

liked the blond locks for Bretty Luther


OnDaFence 31M/38M
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11/30/2018 8:36 pm

    Quoting jrodd:
    At least he didn't pee on him ,lol
or at the very least on the floor beside him!


OnDaFence 31M/38M
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11/30/2018 8:38 pm

    Quoting Hungr4Yungr:
    It is amazing how easily a child can interrupt the world. I found it interesting that there weren't any floor security guards to intercept the child before he got on stage.
It is a bit amazing or that a Swiss Guard armed with a pike would take on a gun wielding assassin.


OnDaFence 31M/38M
26015 posts
11/30/2018 8:39 pm

    Quoting bychance4709:
    liked the blond locks for Bretty Luther
Blonds are granted a wide berth when it comes to artist license.