Skip to comments.FULL TEXT: Pope Francis’ homily at Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI’s funeral Mass
Posted on 01/06/2023 3:55:24 PM PST by xxqqzz
Father, into your hands I commend my spirit” (Lk 23:46). These were the final words spoken by the Lord on the cross; his last breath, as it were, which summed up what had been his entire life: a ceaseless self-entrustment into the hands of his Father. His were hands of forgiveness and compassion, healing and mercy, anointing and blessing, which led him also to entrust himself into the hands of his brothers and sisters. The Lord, open to the individuals and their stories that he encountered along the way, allowed himself to be shaped by the Father’s will. He shouldered all the consequences and hardships entailed by the Gospel, even to seeing his hands pierced for love. “See my hands,” he says to Thomas (Jn 20:27), and to each of us: “See my hands.” Pierced hands that constantly reach out to us, inviting us to recognize the love that God has for us and to believe in it (cf. 1 Jn 4:16).
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Benedict's eulogy for John Paul II was to large extent about his life. The recent eulogy of the Archbishop of Canterbury for the Queen, talking about her characteristics in general terms and conventionally Christian, seems more like what I would expect.
There hasn’t been much in the news about the funeral since it was requested Joe not attend.
Rod Dreher has, correctly in my opinion, pointed out the utter pettiness and stinginess of Bergoglio going with a generic funeral homily that could have been utilized for a butler or a butcher instead of eulogizing B16’s extraordinary life and gifts.
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