The Pope With a Blind Eye

Written by Master Charles Cannon, Will Wilkinson

The-PopeThe announced resignation of Pope Benedict XVI rocked the Catholic world recently. Stories about his fragile health abound, mingled with comments about his legacy as "the Pope with a blind eye." In the face of an epidemic of sexual abuse by priests and bishops, which he personally helped to cover up, while moving known pedophiles to head other churches with new children to abuse, he has failed to ever admit to personal or Vatican failure.

There is none so blind as those who will not see! The now ex Pope proved that when he said, at a conference in 2005, "There is a strange forgetfulness of God... It seems as if everything would be just the same even without Him." It seems unlikely he was referring to himself and his own actions.

How could that be? Simple. When he says "God" he is referring to a separate entity. He's forgetful all right; he's forgotten what most of us have, that God is not separate from us.

Perhaps that can put the Pope's resignation in a different light, if we have eyes to see it. The leader of the Catholic Church, a man who was not experiencing God integral to himself and all of us, is quitting. There goes the middle-man! Certainly a new Pope will be selected but, until then, let's enjoy the vacuum and celebrate our oneness, regardless of religious affiliation, as members of The Church of One.

About the Author

Master Charles Cannon

Master Charles Cannon

Master Charles Cannon is a modern spiritual teacher, founder of Synchronicity Foundation for Modern Spirituality, and developer of the High-Tech Meditation and Holistic Lifestyle experience. His work over the past 40 years has helped transform the lives of millions worldwide who respect him as one of the truly innovative spiritual teachers of our time.

Will Wilkinson

Will Wilkinson

Will Wilkinson has been a professional collaborative writer for decades. He has two of his own non-fiction books In print, a novel on the verge and two more non-fiction books in final edit stages. Meanwhile, he collaborates with contemporary wisdom keepers, helping them discover and refine their voice.