|POPE ALEXANDER VI|
I never imagined that I would ever be inspired much less edified by the papacy of Alexander VI. However, it is precisely just such an example of the divine origin of the papacy as that of Rodrigo Borgia who became Alexander VI. I was reminded reading the posting in Rorate Coeli Blog that in spite of his often scandalously sinful personal life, that he kept intact in its' purity the liturgy, mission and doctrine of the holy, Roman Church.
It is encouraging to me to be reminded that God can (and does) write straight the crooked lines of weak and unfortunately even immoral Churchmen. God can use the most wretched of us to accomplish His designs and bring greater good from even the most miserable of people and circumstances. This is for me a great consolation especially living in times such as these.
I (as many of us) have been disheartened and saddened in the past few months sifting through utterances from Rome. I have often given in to melancholy. I was so distressed last night that I found it difficult to even pray. This is the work of the enemy. We cannot afford to give in to such temptation. We must continue to pray without ceasing and to fight the good fight.
" We are afflicted in every way, but not crushed; perplexed, but not driven to despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed;" 2 Corinthians 4:8-9