Posted April 5, 2013 by FLL Editorial Team in
 
 

Pope Francis loves using metaphors in homilies

Pope Francis led Angelus, by Brother Gustavo Kralj – GaudiumPress.org © Copyright

Photo provided by Br. Gustavo Kralj – GaudiumPress.org © Copyright

教宗方濟各愛把比喻滲入在講道中,其實當他還在阿根廷布宜諾斯艾利斯擔任總主教時,已擅於運用比喻。他曾提及在機場見過一位有名而且成功的商人等候提取行李。他以為年輕人欠缺耐性很普遍,但令他意外的卻是看到年紀大的男士因行李遲了而大怒。他說:「我為那些智慧沒有隨年紀增長的人感到可悲。他沒有像佳釀一樣隨年月變得更好,反而像壞酒一樣變酸。」
Pope Francis loves using metaphors in his talks. As archbishop of Buenos Aires, he used similar figures of speech to get his ideas across. He told a story of being in an airport and seeing an older, very well-known, successful businessman waiting at baggage claim. He said it’s common to see young people be impatient, but it came as a surprise to see an older gentleman get “infuriated because his bag was late.” “It made me sad to see a person who wasn’t able to enjoy the wisdom of old age. Instead of improving (with age) like a fine wine, he had gone sour like a wine gone bad.”

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Master of metaphor: Pope Francis can weave a vivid tale


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