Pope Francis created mayhem in Brazil when the driver of the Fiat he was in made a wrong turn, and his car was mobbed. To the chagrin of security officials, he had traveled simply in a charter flight without the bulletproof popemobile.
Word is he carried his own luggage.
He still refuses the Papal residence, staying in a modest guesthouse.
He dispenses with the fleet of Mercedes Benz (and apparently chauffer), and instead drives a 2008 Ford Focus.
At first I had a problem with that.
I drive a 2007 Ford Focus.
But then I figured – hey, he’s the Pope. It’s okay if his car is newer than mine.
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Just a quick note tonight – it’s been a busy week and I’m tired.
Long ago I knew I’d never be wealthy; I’d never have a yacht, nor a mansion. In the past I’ve driven a 1972 Ford Pinto that was held together with Bondo and today I drive a 2007 Ford Focus which is five years newer than my wife’s minivan.
However, I have no complaints. God has always seen to it that I have what I need and then some.
My kids are in a good school system. My roof is new and my air conditioner works. When something breaks I can get it fixed. If I want something a little special for me or someone in the family, I can get it.
I feel like the Israelites. I have manna and quail to satisfy me. I can’t store it up, but each day what I need is given to me as a blessing.
I look at His generosity as a reason to take a moment throughout the day to say, “Hi, God,” or, “Thanks!” and “I love You!” I believe He deserves to have me acknowledge His blessings throughout my day.
Just like He blesses me throughout every day.
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