Popemobile? Heaven can Wait.

Via Waylon Lewis
on Sep 9, 2011
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The Popemobile: why?

God works in mysterious ways…so best be safe, and avoid martyrdom.

Seriously: it’s no contradiction to care for oneself and serve others.

That said, to be serious, there’s the whole notion of God’s plan not counteracting free will, and it is, of course, best to be commonsense and protect oneself from known danger if one is doing good work.

So is it a contradiction to want to live well and long and serve others? Perhaps too much wealth is selfish, but taking care of oneself so that one may be of service certainly is not.

Let’s remember: “The pope used to ride in an open car prior to the 1981 assassination attempt.” There’s plenty of crazies out there. Best be safe.


About Waylon Lewis

Waylon Lewis, founder of elephant magazine, now elephantjournal.com & host of Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis, is a 1st generation American Buddhist “Dharma Brat." Voted #1 in U.S. on twitter for #green two years running, Changemaker & Eco Ambassador by Treehugger, Green Hero by Discovery’s Planet Green, Best (!) Shameless Self-Promoter at Westword's Web Awards, Prominent Buddhist by Shambhala Sun, & 100 Most Influential People in Health & Fitness 2011 by "Greatist", Waylon is a mediocre climber, lazy yogi, 365-day bicycle commuter & best friend to Redford (his rescue hound). His aim: to bring the good news re: "the mindful life" beyond the choir & to all those who didn't know they gave a care. elephantjournal.com | His first book, Things I would like to do with You, is now available.


2 Responses to “Popemobile? Heaven can Wait.”

  1. yogi tobye says:

    Could cut back on a lot of tax dollars if they just had an "Obamamobile"….

  2. yogi tobye says:

    Difficult to say though…