I was lunching at Chili's with my sister today in celebration of her admission to graduate school. We both got cell calls at the same time from our significant others letting us know that the smoke was white and the announcement of our new Pope would be made in about 30 minutes.
We prevailed upon the management to switch the sports-bar TVs to Vatican coverage, so we were able to see the presentation of our new Holy Father, Benedict XVI. We garnered some attention from the patrons and waitstaff as we greeted the news with enthusiasm usually seen only when the Michigan quarterback completes a Hail Mary in a close game. (Hmm, appropriate enough terminology, isn't it?) We eventually had mercy on them and left, allowing them to return to Championship Billiards or whatever had been showing previously.
What a fun way to share the news. May God give his Church joy and the continual leading of the Holy Spirit under our new Papa.
Second Sunday of Lent
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