How Peyton Manning Made Me Think Of Pope Francis…

What happened? We scored!

He did this, and I made the connection immediately. I’m weird that way, see?

I read the story over at Business InsiderHow Peyton Manning fooled everybody into allowing him to score a touchdown?

Simple. By not telling folks what he had in mind. He just did it.

So when I read this morning that Pope Francis pulls a “rare move” and calls a synod with the title, “The Pastoral Challenges of the Family in the Context of Evangelization,” I see this.

And when I’m at Mass today, and hear the readings and responsorial psalm, I’m again thinking of Pope Francis, and thinking I’m seeing something that looks a lot like this.

“If you do it every five years, it’s a good tendency-breaker.” Yep. Or like Jesus said at Mass just a little while ago,

“Martha, Martha, you are anxious and worried about many things. There is need of only one thing. Mary has chosen the better part and it will not be taken from her.”

Isn’t that the truth? You know, I’m a big fan of the Los Angeles Dodgers. I couldn’t stay awake for the whole game last night though, so I turned in at 11PM with the score tied at 2-2. Joseph Susanka can tell you all about it, and I can’t. Because I pulled a Mary, see and went to bed while the Marthas of the world (and the blessed, lucky people, who live in the Pacific time zone) didn’t.

All I know is I slept like a log, and woke up a champion.

Dude can’t lay down a bunt! Oh, crap. Again? This is pathetic! 2-2. Full count coming? BOOM!

There’s a metaphor for this papacy in there somewhere. I’m sure of it.

  • Manny

    As a Cowboys fan, that game was a heartbreaker. Objectively I guess it was one of the greatest regular season games ever played, but I view the world through my subjective heart. ;)