The children’s Christmas shows are being broadcast once again and a few nights ago I watched “The Year Without a Santa Claus” with my 6-year old. If you haven’t seen this show over the last 40 years, and I don’t know how you haven’t, two characters are the Heat Miser and the Snow Miser, the children of Mother Nature, who control the hot and cold weather. For Christmas, the Heat Miser wants to bring hot weather to the North Pole. Fantasy, right? The story itself doesn’t matter right now, but my son’s comment the next day threw me a bit. He wondered aloud about the characters’ control over the weather. I realized that the show was believable to him, even though it’s an animated fantasy. Heck, I was 10 when I first saw it and didn’t think the weather was controlled by Mother Nature or her sons. That it could be taken seriously by an intelligent child really didn’t seem to me a possibility.
“That’s only make-believe. God controls the weather,” I told him. I thought he knew that. I really did. Then, a few days later, I came across this earth-shaking report from Vatican Radio. They report that Pope Francis addressed the UN “climate change” scaremongers
holding their seance gathered in Peru and told them that he knows who really controls the weather and climate:
The consequences of environmental change, said Pope Francis remind us of the severity of neglect and inaction on this issue and he warned that “the time to find global solutions is running out.”
But, he also underlined that, “we can find solutions only if we act together and agree.” There is therefore, a clear, definitive and urgent ethical imperative to act, he said.
Pope Francis concluded his message by saying that the effective fight against global warming will only be possible through a collective response and develops free from political and economic pressures.
A collective response, he added, is also one that is able to overcome mistrust and to promote a culture of solidarity, encounter and dialogue.
First off, he has apparently not gotten the latest memo from the high priest Gore that it’s not global “warming” anymore but “climate change”; the “global warming” stuff wasn’t working out the past two decades. Or maybe he did, but realizes that it’s nearly Summer in Peru now and getting hot, so he used the “warming” because he knew they’d be warm when he spoke.
Secondly, perhaps, he too has seen “The Year Without A Santa Claus” and thinks like my 6-year old. However, assuming he is able to handle Holy Scripture, I offer him some help to set his ‘umble mind straight. First, Your ‘Umbleness, from the Book of Job (that’s in the Old Testament):
Then the Lord answered Job out of a whirlwind, and said: Who is this that wrappeth up sentences in unskillful words? Gird up thy loins like a man: I will ask thee, and answer thou me. Where wast thou when I laid up the foundations of the earth? tell me if thou hast understanding. Who hath laid the measures thereof, if thou knowest? or who hath stretched the line upon it? Upon what are its bases grounded? or who laid the corner stone thereof, When the morning stars praised me together, and all the sons of God made a joyful melody? Who shut up the sea with doors, when it broke forth as issuing out of the womb: When I made a cloud the garment thereof, and wrapped it in a mist as in swaddling bands? I set my bounds around it, and made it bars and doors: And I said: Hitherto thou shalt come, and shalt go no further, and here thou shalt break thy swelling waves.
Didst thou since thy birth command the morning, and shew the dawning of the day its place? And didst thou hold the extremities of the earth shaking them, and hast thou shaken the ungodly out of it? The seal shall be restored as clay, and shall stand as a garment: From the wicked their light shall be taken away, and the high arm shall be broken.
Hast thou entered into the depths of the sea, and walked in the lowest parts of the deep? Have the gates of death been opened to thee, and hast thou seen the darksome doors? Hast thou considered the breadth of the earth? tell me, if thou knowest all things? Where is the way where light dwelleth, and where is the place of darkness: That thou mayst bring every thing to its own bounds, and understand the paths of the house thereof. Didst thou know then that thou shouldst be born? and didst thou know the number of thy days?
Hast thou entered into the storehouses of the snow, or has thou beheld the treasures of the hail: Which I have prepared for the time of the enemy, against the day of battle and war? By what way is the light spread, and heat divided upon the earth? Who gave a course to violent showers, or a way for noisy thunder: That it should rain on the earth without man in the wilderness, where no mortal dwelleth: That it should fill the desert and desolate land, and should bring forth green grass? Who is the father of rain? or who begot the drops of dew? Out of whose womb came the ice; and the frost from heaven who hath gendered it? The waters are hardened like a stone, and the surface of the deep is congealed.
Shalt thou be able to join together the shining stars the Pleiades, or canst thou stop the turning about of Arcturus? Canst thou bring forth the day star in its time, and make the evening star to rise upon the children of the earth? Dost thou know the order of heaven, and canst thou set down the reason thereof on the earth?
Canst thou lift up thy voice to the clouds, that an abundance of waters may cover thee? Canst thou send lightnings, and will they go, and will they return and say to thee: Here we are?
I understand a good Modernist Jesuit doesn’t give much credibility to Holy Scripture, but I do know they like to paraphrase Jesus to support their predilections, such as when His ‘Umbleness just couldn’t find anything to say about homosexuals running rampant in the Vatican other than “Who am I to judge?” So, I offer this little ditty to help him for the next “global climate change”
seance gathering, which is from the Gospel of Matthew (that’s in the New Testament):
And when he entered into the boat, his disciples followed him: And behold a great tempest arose in the sea, so that the boat was covered with waves, but he was asleep. And they came to him, and awaked him, saying: Lord, save us, we perish. And Jesus saith to them: Why are you fearful, O ye of little faith? Then rising up he commanded the winds, and the sea, and there came a great calm. But the men wondered, saying: What manner of man is this, for the winds and the sea obey him?
I can only assume that Pope Francis is watching the Christmas specials too, and had his epiphany: “Heat Miser and Snow Miser . . .of, course! Eh? No?” Your ‘Umbleness, please don’t believe everything you see on television, especially the animated shows. You’d be better off believing what you read in Sacred Scripture, and so would the world. And it seems you really need to find the answer to that last question posed in the Gospel before you can’t speak anymore. I’d start at the Vatican Library if I were you. Cardinal Burke is also a really good source, and even though it’s warm in Malta right now too, he’ll be able to explain to you that the Heat Miser and Snow Miser are just make-believe. But be warned – – – he might quote Sacred Scripture.