Pope Francis has a brilliant new idea for how to bring peace to the middle east. No one in the entire history of the world has ever thought of this idea that is sure to change the world completely and bring the two sides together once and for all. The answer? Prayer.
Pope Francis has told a reporter – just as a historic meeting between Israeli President Shimon Peres and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas looms – that to obtain peace in the Middle East, prayer is needed.
“Pray, pray, pray,” the pope told American television journalist and WABC Radio host Rita Cosby.
She was granted a rare audience with the pope at the Vatican in Rome this week, becoming one of the first American journalists to talk with him…In the conversation, which was conducted in Spanish and Italian, the pope said peace is possible “with the Lord.”
“With the Lord, we must pray for peace,” he said. “Pray, pray, pray.”
Yeah, it’s not like there are millions of people who have been praying for peace there for decades or anything. Is that just not enough? What’s the magic number that has to be hit in order for God to pay attention?