Entrust the New Year to Mary, Mother of God
Kneeling Man: Oi, God! Does this mean the Pope trusts your mother more than he trusts you and Jesus?
God: I doubt that’s what he means.
KM: So it’s more like, give Mary a go because 2016 was such a crapper?
God: No, I don’t think that either, Neel. He’s saying that Mary is most merciful, so entrusting a year to her may bring peace.
KM: Uh huh. Two questions on that. Most merciful, meaning more merciful than you? And, do you think it’ll work, as in actually bringing peace?
God: No and maybe.
God: And maybe not. But there’s nothing wrong with hope.
KM: Unless it’s unrealistic.
God: It’s better than no hope. Aren’t you tired, Neel?
KM: Not really. If Mary’s your mother, who’s your daddy?
God: Mary’s my mother in the sense of being Jesus’ mother, because Jesus is also me. I am the father.
KM: And the son and the Holy Ghost.
KM: It’s not simple is it?
God: It makes sense to the faithful.
KM: Of course it does. So you’re happy that Mary’s in charge for 2017?
God: She won’t actually be in charge, that’s still my job.
KM: So what’s the point of the Pope’s tweet?
God: To bring hope to the faithful.
KM: Even forlorn hope?
God: You’re going round in circles now, Neel. You should get some rest.
KM: Okay. Good night, God.
God: Sleep well, Neel.