Martin Luther’s Nightmare

martin luther's nightmare cartoon by nakedpastor david hayward
“Martin Luther’s Nightmare” by nakedpastor David Hayward

Pope Francis welcomes ex-pope Benedict back into the vatican. You can read about it HERE. Some people are predicting conflict and maybe even a division in the Roman Catholic Church because of differing views of the two men. Others are saying that it’s no big deal and Benedict is going to spend all his time in prayer.

When I read this news I immediately had an image of Martin Luther snoozing over his beer in his favorite pub having a nightmare. He fought long and hard against many aspects of Roman Catholicism, and wasn’t very fond of popes.

I’ve been welcomed back into a church I used to pastor. The pastor who took over for me and I have always been good friends even to this day. It was a great experience and all went well. Another time I expected to continue to be a part of a congregation I pastored and passed on to someone else. That went badly.

I believe it doesn’t come down to theology but the personality and character that hosts that theology.

It will be interesting to see what happens.

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  • http://forthisisthetime.blogspot.com/ Esther Aspling

    As amusing as it would be to watch two popes duke it out, I really hope it goes well for them. I think they both understand the ramifications of NOT getting along beautifully.

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  • sma9231961

    Some Popes are ok guys.

    But it wasn’t always that way. One Pope even dug up his predecessor after he was buried to put him on trial. Wow!

    Google ‘The Medici Popes’. It’s a real eye opener. Pope Leo x was the Pope during Luther’s time. He was a Medici Pope.