Pope's final address: God was asleep on my watch Pope Benedict XVI gave an emotional farewell speech to tens of thousands of faithful in St Peters Square, saying there were times during his eight-year papacy when it seemed that the Lord was sleeping.
Psalm 121:4 would suggest otherwise.
something wrong with his eye in this pic
“My God my God why have you forsaken me?” said Jesus from the cross. He probably felt the same way.
But I always knew that the Lord is in that boat and I always knew that the boat of the Church is not mine, not ours, but is His. And the Lord will not let it sink. He is the one who steers her, of course also through those He has chosen because that is how He wanted it. This was and is a certainty that nothing can tarnish. And that is why my heart today is filled with gratitude to God, because He never leftthe whole Church or mewithout His consolation, His light, or His love.
What an odd thing to say, God Himself says He neither sleeps or slumbers.
I wouldn’t be surprised at all if God turned his back on the world. We have turn our back on him.
He said it sometimes “felt like” God was asleep or absent, not that he actually was. See post #6.
God sees the fall of a sparrow, but to a human observer of the kind of terrible things we’ve seen going on in our Church—and also in our country—it’s not always obvious that God is watching.
And consider those words of Jesus on the Cross, already quoted: “My God, my God, Why hast thou forsaken me?” Why? Because the Father chose to put the full sacrificial burden on His Son.
Reporters always look for a way to take something out of context.
The reporter is a tool of Satanic force.
Most of us have never felt the presence of God anywhere. This world is completely dark and devoid of anything holy. It is our temporary torture chamber.
Mother Teresa posited similar thoughts. I think they both may be onto something...
Why don't you check the validity of things before you post them???????????????
God never sleeps. He does not hang around Sodom, though. The sin has killed the spirit of the church organization...not the real faithful, though.