How many devils in sheep’s clothing in and around Santa Marta?
Francis spreading his Christmas cheer to the Roman Curia
Settimo Cielo (Seventh Heaven)
December 22. 2016
Google translation of magister.blogautore.espresso.repubblica.it/2016/12/22/quanti-diavoli-in-veste-di-agnelli-a-santa-marta-e-dintorni/
Two years ago fifteen diseases . Last year the twelve medicine . This year Pope Francis, in the speech of Thursday, December 22 for the Christmas greetings to the Roman Curia, he chose to go through the three “elements” that thrive among the prelates of the Vatican: “open”, the “hidden” and especially “malicious”.
To him the word:
“It was necessary to talk about diseases and treatments because every operation, to achieve success, must be preceded by a thorough diagnosis, by accurate analysis and must be accompanied and followed by precise requirements.
“In this path is normal, healthy indeed, experience difficulty that, in the case of the reform, could be presented in different types of resistors:
– Open resistance, which often arise from the good will and sincere dialogue;
– The hidden strengths, arising from or petrified hearts frightened that feed from the empty words of the “spiritual gattopardismo” who verbally says he is ready to change, but want everything to remain as before;
– There are also the malevolent resistance, sprouting distorted minds and occur when the devil inspires bad intentions (often “in sheep’s clothing”). This last type of resistance is hiding behind the words and justifying, in many cases, accusatory, taking refuge in the traditions, in appearances, in the formalities, in the known, or in wanting to carry all the staff without distinguishing between the act, the actor and the action.
“The lack of reaction is a sign of death! So good resistance – and even less good ones – are necessary and deserve to be heard, accepted and encouraged to express themselves.”
After that the pope, as if he had taken a weight has lifted this hymn to the ongoing reform of the curia:
“All this is to say that the reform of the Curia is a delicate process that must be experienced:
with fidelity to the essential,
with continual discernment,
with evangelical courage,
with ecclesial wisdom,
with attentive listening,
with tough action,
with positive silence
with firm decisions,
with much prayer,
with deep humility,
with clear vision,
with concrete steps forward and – when necessary – even with setbacks,
with determined will,
with vibrant vitality,
with responsible authority,
with unconditional obedience;
but in first with the surrender to secure the Holy Spirit [Kudos to Austen Ivereigh at Crux? – AQ moderator Tom], trusting in His necessary support.”