Six Years Ago Today


Not that anyone cares but I, but in revisiting this I note that Pope-Elect Cardinal Ratzinger did not call himself "a humble worker in the vineyard of the Lord," as he is usually translated.

Always thought it seemed uncharacteristic of him to call himself "humble." The word he uses is "semplice": "simple." That sounds like him.

I know "humble" can mean "simple," but in contemporary parlance, it's not usual, and it...well, I repeat, it didn't sound like him, because he's too actually humble to call himself humble.