VATICAN CITY—Saying he’s appeared uneasy and distracted while delivering masses in recent days, Vatican insiders reported Wednesday that His Holiness Pope Francis is “getting pretty anxious” about his upcoming annual performance review with God.
Francis, who is employed as Vicar of Christ, Successor to the Throne of Saint Peter, and Supreme Pontiff of the Universal Church, is required by Vatican workplace guidelines to meet at least once a year with his immediate superior, God, and participate in an official evaluation of his strengths and weaknesses on the job, a formality of the position that, by all accounts, has led to a bout of nerves for the pope.
“I feel like I’m doing pretty good work—I’ve prayed harder, increased my total blessings over last year’s numbers—but who among us knows what He thinks?” said Francis, who was seen this morning restlessly pacing across the Seconda Loggia of the Apostolic Palace and wiping his forehead with a cassock sleeve. “I’m sure I could stand to step up my shepherding of the faithful a bit. Maybe squeeze in a few more canonizations. Am I being penitent enough on a daily basis? I don’t know.”
“He says it should just be a quick chat, but is that a good or a bad thing?” the pope continued. “Man, I just want to get this over with.”
Sources within the Holy See confirmed the pontiff has spent much of the week second-guessing his job performance and asking himself whether he has been effective at managing his workload, prioritizing tasks, serving as the sole earthly representative of God’s will for all of humanity, and setting achievable goals. Though he expressed confidence that he had done pretty well with his official papal exhortations, he is said to worry that he might have “botched a homily or two” over the past 12 months.
According to liturgical experts, the pope’s employee appraisal takes place each year just before Lent, and is one of only a few dates on the church calendar when a Vatican worker is called in for an actual face-to-face meeting with the Creator of Heaven and Earth. Behind the closed doors of an emptied Saint Peter’s Basilica, the reigning pontiff is said to kneel before God, who poses a series of standardized questions, asking the pope what he enjoys most about his current role and what areas he feels he could improve upon.
“I did pretty well on all my performance measures last year, and He just told me to make sure I keep the lines of communication open and run papal proclamations by Him first if it’s something important,” Francis said. “I feel like I’ve done that, which is good, but what if I haven’t met His overall expectations? It’s entirely possible He was just going easy on me last time since it was my first year on the job.”
“I’m really trying to do my best and stay on His good side,” the pope continued. “He sometimes has a bit of a temper.”
Although God is universally known for His compassion and mercy, members of the Roman Curia confirmed He can be demanding as a supervisor, with some speculating that because He is infinitely perfect Himself, He tends to have very high standards for others. They also said it is particularly difficult for popes during their annual employee assessments, as their direct supervisor wields so much power and, on top of everything else, is all-knowing. Fortunately, they noted, He is “pretty forgiving.”
“I can’t even imagine going in for a job review with God Himself, with Him sitting there in His big throne evaluating your performance,” said Archbishop Dominique Mamberti, prefect of the Apostolic Signatura. “That’s got to be an intimidating conversation, especially because you can’t hide any of the mistakes you’ve made given that He sees all. That being said, Francis seriously needs to relax. He’s been doing a great job.”
“He’s probably just nervous because he’s been talking to the last guy who had his job,” Mamberti added. “That guy couldn’t handle it at all and ended up quitting.”
This has got to be a joke! First of all do they really think God would come down to a man in a room? Who does he think he is that God would come down to him? The Popes thinking that is pure arrogances, superiority and self-importance. If he is “sole earthly representative of God’s will for all of humanity” what are the rest of God’s Children? “In His big throne?” Heaven is God’s Throne. People do not question anything anymore.
The only thing I am proclaiming is I fulfilled “The Re-Birth Of Christianity,” which set up “The Rapture.” (Posted at this Website) What I did, which was finished the first three Levels of God’s Process EVERYONE has to do. “The Trilogy” is just to help make people’s Process a little easier.
Secondly, the Pope only talks to God annually or to “run papal proclamations by Him first if it’s something important?” God’s Children are in daily or continuous communication with God through the Holy Spirit. Through the Holy Spirit is how we have a relationship with God. God’s Children have a relationship with Him because we love Him not because it is “required by Vatican workplace guidelines to meet at least once a year with his immediate superior, God.” God’s Children have a relationship with Him because we love Him not because of “a formality of the position.”
God is really into Details, which means nothing is too small for God. Everything His Children go through and deal with are important to Him. God wants to be involved in every aspect of His Children’s lives.
Third, I do not know how the Popes are having an “actual face-to-face meeting with the Creator of Heaven and Earth” because the Bible says:
“And he said, I will make all my goodness pass before thee, and I will proclaim the name of the Lord before thee; and will be gracious to whom I will be gracious, and will shew mercy on whom I will shew mercy. And he said, Thou canst not see my face: for there shall no man see me, and live. And the Lord said, Behold, there is a place by me, and thou shalt stand upon a rock: And it shall come to pass, while my glory passeth by, that I will put thee in a clift of the rock, and will cover thee with my hand while I pass by: And I will take away mine hand, and thou shalt see my back parts: but my face shall not be seen.” (Exodus 33:19-23)
The Popes would know this if the Catholic Church used the real Bible. What really got me was “‘I’m really trying to do my best and stay on His good side,’ the pope continued. ‘He sometimes has a bit of a temper.’” He has got to be kidding, “His good side?” God does not have sides. God is ALL Goodness. It looks like the Pope is trying to get on “His good side” before their face-to-face with the article titled, “Pope Endorses Referendum Denying Marriage And Adoption Rights To Same-Sex Couples.”
God’s Children are made in the image of God. It is God’s Process that perfects us to His Image. “He tends to have very high standards for others” says God does not hold Himself, which for us is Jesus to His Own Standards? “God is universally known for His compassion and mercy.” He is not universally known God IS Compassion and Mercy.
I was really amazed at “I did pretty well on all my performance measures last year, and He just told me to make sure I keep the lines of communication open.” Is that all God said he needed to do in his “official evaluation of his strengths and weaknesses on the job?” 95% of what the Holy Spirit says to me I do not like because it is Him telling me what He does not like and what I am going to change. The condition of the Catholic Church says their “supervisor” has not been “demanding” enough.
“Christianity” (Posted at this Website) is for all of God’s Church including Catholics. It does not sound like the Popes have been talking to God. satan loves imitating God. It looks like satan has himself on their calendar “one of only a few dates on the church calendar when a Vatican worker is called in for an actual face-to-face meeting with the Creator of Heaven and Earth” to make sure he keeps his foothold.
Even though God is “pretty forgiving” He is still a God of Judgment. Any demands God makes on His Children He made first on Jesus, which is why He is our Example for God’s Process. My daily Bible reading today shows the God of Judgment:
“I will therefore put you in remembrance, though ye once knew this, how that the Lord, having saved the people out of the land of Egypt, afterward destroyed them that believed not. And the angels which kept not their first estate, but left their own habitation, he hath reserved in everlasting chains under darkness unto the judgment of the great day. Even as Sodom and Gomorrha, and the cities about them in like manner, giving themselves over to fornication, and going after strange flesh, are set forth for an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire.” (Jude 5-7)
PEOPLE MUST START QUESTIONING THINGS FOR THEMSELVES BECAUSE IT IS THEIR ETERNITY THAT IS AT STAKE.