"Fact is stranger than fiction," it is often said, and this is one of those instances that proves that old adage true. According to Breaking News Israel, the Vatican's recognition of the State of Palestine has initiated such outrage among Zionist extremists that the Sanhedrin (yes, the successors to the people who unjustly condemned Jesus) now intends to convict Pope Francis of anti-semitism, if he does not abrogate his recognition of the Palestinian Nation. Well! Isn't it a strange day in the age of inter-religious dialogue?
It is a pity that the Holy Father will not outrage these people further by praying explicitly and in public that they acknowledge the Lord Jesus to be their Messiah and the Savior of all men. To be ecumenical, I will do so now in the words of an Anglican prayer:
O GOD, who didst choose Israel to be thine inheritance: Look, we beseech
thee, upon thine ancient people; open their hearts that they may see
and confess the Lord Jesus to be thy Son and their true Messiah, and,
believing, they may have life through his Name. Take away all pride and
prejudice in us that may hinder their understanding of the Gospel, and
hasten the time when all Israel shall be saved; through the merits of
the same Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.