Friday, March 15, 2013

If the new pope...

If the new pope chooses "Francis" as his name, you're going to wonder which Francis he is honoring.

If you wonder which Francis he is honoring, you will check the Internet.

If you check the Internet, you will find that the new pope intended his name to be in honor of St. Francis of Assisi.

If the new pope's name honors St. Francis of Assisi, you will start to think about St. Francis of Assisi.

If you start to think about St. Francis of Assisi, you will be struck by his humility and by his radical poverty.

If you are struck by St. Francis' radical poverty, you will look around at your cluttered house and think, "We have way too much stuff."

If you think "We have way too much stuff," you will start cleaning out drawers and closets on a Friday afternoon.

If you start cleaning out drawers and closets on a Friday afternoon, pretty soon it will be Friday evening, and you won't have had time to blog.

If you haven't had time to blog, you will think about why...

...and a post like this one will result.

See you next week!

6 comments:

B et G said...

LOL! Awesome.

Chris-2-4 said...

continued to it's logical conclusion...

-If a post like this results, people will begin to comment.

-If people begin to comment, they will point out that there might be other reasons he could have picked the name Francis.

-If people start looking at the other men named Francis then they will start to point out that the Pope is ACTUALLY acting more in honor of Francis the XXXXX.

-And if people start making the case that Pope Francis is really acting more like Francis the XXXX instead of Francis YYYY then...

You're going to wonder which Francis he is honoring.

Red Cardigan said...

Except, Chris, that it both according to the Vatican and to Pope Francis himself that he chose the name in honor of St. Francis of Assisi, especially to remember the poor. :)

Chris-2-4 said...

I know. I was just trying to complete the "If you give a mouse a cookie" and related story line that always ended up with the original item...



Red Cardigan said...

Ah, I see! It's been a while since I've read the book! :)

Nicole Stallworth said...

I think the correct ending (or a shorter road to it) for the form would be:

...and you will write a post about the pope choosing "Francis" as his name.

Cute!