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Good Friday: Lord Of The Dance

The Lord of the Dance

I danced on the Sabbath and I cured the lame
The holy people said it was a shame!
They whipped they stripped they hung me high
And they left me there on a cross to die!

I danced on a Friday when the sky turned black
It’s hard to dance with the devil on your back
They buried my body and they thought I’d gone
But I am the Dance and I still go on!

They cut me down and I leapt up high
I am the Life that’ll never, never die!
I’ll live in you if you’ll live in Me –
I am the Lord of the Dance, said He!

Dance then, wherever you may be
I am the Lord of the Dance, said He!
And I’ll lead you all, wherever you may be
And I’ll lead you all in the Dance, said He!
(…lead you all in the Dance, said He!)

Sydney Carter

DCMontreal – Deegan Charles Stubbs – is a Montreal writer born and raised who likes to establish balance and juxtapositions; a bit of this and a bit of that, a dash of Yin and a soupçon of Yang, some Peaks and an occasional Frean and maybe a bit of a sting in the tail! Please follow DCMontreal on Twitter and on Facebook, and add him on Google+
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DCS_Grad_2 DCMontreal – Deegan Charles Stubbs – is a Montreal writer born and raised who likes to establish balance and juxtapositions; a bit of this and a bit of that, a dash of Yin and a soupçon of Yang, some Peaks and an occasional Frean and maybe a bit of a sting in the tail! Please follow DC on Twitter @DCMontreal and on Facebook, and add him on Google+

 

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Papal recall rumor on Good Friday

Even with the former butler no longer in position at the Vatican, the following memo was leaked. Apparently it is from one of the Cardinals and reveals his disappointment with Pope Francis.

I think it fair to say that our election of the Argentinian Cardinal isn’t working out exactly as we had hoped. In just the few weeks since the conclave concluded, our freshly minted pontiff has stood all things Vatican on ear. I’ve been doing some research and have found that several countries and states, including Canada, home of our own Cardinal Ouellet, have procedures in place to enact a recall of an elected official if things don’t pan out as hoped. Before getting into the minutia of the process, let me highlight some of the problems.

Since being elected, Francis has eschewed virtually all trappings of the Papacy including:

  1. A total refusal to move into the papal apartment in favor of staying in a flea-bag bed-sit. At first we thought this a blessing as we could rent out the Papal apartment. Then we realized the only people who could afford such luxury in the heart of Rome would be the kind of folks (criminals, celebrities) we wouldn’t really want around the Vatican.
  2. Instead of the Popemobile he has requested an open back vehicle, okay, let’s call it what it is, a pick-up truck. Aside from the security risk of having the Pope exposed to potential danger, I am concerned he’ll use the very back of the truck as a portable altar to bring the mass to the people, calling it a Tailgate Service.
  3. Yesterday he rode in a Volkswagen instead of the Papal limousine. Cardinal Ratzinger drove from Berlin to the prior conclave in the VW. When he was elected Pope, Ratzinger had no more need of the VW so it stayed in the Vatican’s underground parking lot until Francis eyed it last week. (What he was doing down there I shudder to think.
  4. He took a pass on the gold Fisherman’s ring and asked to have a gold plated ring instead. We drew the line at having it made at Walmart.
  5. Yesterday at the Maundy Thursday washing of the feet ceremony, he didn’t wash the feet of those <a href=”http://www.hypersmash.com”>HyperSmash</a>selected few who had been so looking forward to the honor (and, let’s be honest, paid a few Euros for it). No, he washed the feet of young convicts, some of whom were, dare I say it, women.  He even washed the feet of Muslims. What next, golf with the Rabbi?
  6. He’s pointed out that as a person of age, he is entitled to a reduced fare Rome transit pass.

I think you see where this is going. We’ve elected a humble, kind, spiritual man who wants to serve his people. What went wrong?

Okay … maybe I touched it up a bit! Have a Good Friday

 

 

 

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