“Nuns Must Not Be Too Spiritual”, Says Francis
Bishop Francis went to Assisi, and found some nuns who weren't smiling enough.
I believe them, with a Pontiff as the one they have to endure.
Still, it seems they tried. They smiled to him like a flight attendant, or so.
Not good enough, said the “non-judgmental” Pontiff. Try again.
He might have sensed the nuns didn't have an extremely high opinion of him, because he also said to them
“Nuns must not be too spiritual, and must endeavour to be experts in humanity in order that convent life is not purgatory,”
Ah, that's the problem. The smile was too spiritual. Not worldly enough.
After this astonishing show of… worldliness, the Pontiff who does not tolerate smiles that aren't after his liking has to say:
“Know how to forgive, how to tolerate each other because the devil takes every opportunity to divide us. Nurture friendships with each other and family life. And don't brag!”
All this comes from a source calling itself a “Catholic news source”. I can't avoid thinking Francis saw the dislike in their smiles, and had to retort “off-the-cuff”.
I might be wrong, though. This is just an “off-the-cuff” observation. Very fashionable nowadays.
Still, I truly hope it's not true.