The Pope has put up a notice on the door to his private quarters telling all comers (presumably cardinals, Vatican staff and sundry religious people)
‘Complaining is Forbidden… To become the best of yourself, you must focus on your own potential and not on your limits. So stop complaining and act to change your life for the better”
Elsewhere he is reported as telling a gathering of the faithful ‘Sometimes there are melancholic Christians with faces like pickled peppers, rather than being joyful for the beautiful life they have’.
I think this may be the kind of expression he had in mind: church leaders see it quite often!
But look: even peppers can be happy!
In honour of such an excellent message, here is what’s on my study door
I love the double meaning of the final word.