Wishing Pope Benedict XVI a smooth transition into his next phase of life as simply Joseph Ratzinger. What a surprise!!
I was thinking of running for Pope.
Change is good. I have been a Baptist, an Anglican, and a Presbyterian, but never a Catholic.
And besides that, the Catholics have the coolest church buildings, especially those from the 1950's and 60's. Of course I would need a retro suit to match it.
If I was Pope I wouldn't live in Vatican City or Rome. I think I would stay in Tuscany on a vineyard. Maybe Assisi. Its lovely there.
If I was Pope I would have strong words with my bankers. Those guys have been naughty.
If I was Pope I would commend the South Americans for their great innovations. Maybe even move the HQ down to Sao Paulo.
If I was Pope I wouldn't change the robes. But mine would need to be longer than the last guy.
If was Pope my Popemobile would be 4X4.
If I was Pope I would start an Italian pizza chain and use it to support mission efforts among the poor.
And that's just a start.
How about you? What would you do if you were Pope?