The Other I

June 11, 2013

Spot the difference

I remember as a child a game in which we tried to spot the difference between two drawings.  Below is a grown-up version making the rounds on the internet.
There are 6 differences that can be spotted, and two more the camera doesn’t catch.
1. The golden throne is replaced by a wooden chair …
something more appropriate for 

the disciple of a carpenter.
2. The gold-embroidered red stole,
heir of the Roman Empire, and the

red cape have been discarded .
3. The classic red Prada footwear are now just plain old black shoes.
4.  The cross in the second photo has no rubies or diamonds.
5.  There’s no red carpet in the second photo.  
Not apparent in the photos:
6.  the papal ring is gold in the first photo, silver in the second.  
7. And under the cassock in the second photo are black pants, a reminder that the wearer is another priest.
Have you guessed the 8th?  There’s a different man sitting there…
I would need an impossible doctrinal revolution to be re-converted.  But I’m glad for the differences.  It reflects, after all, the community into which I was born.


  1. That was a very interesting exercise! The medium is the message and all that. Looks a lot better now. Here’s hoping the lack of show isn’t just for show.


    Comment by sanstorm — June 12, 2013 @ 11:25 am | Reply

    • Not only do you make the point. With your gift for the double ententre, you made me laugh! Thank you. T

      On Wed, Jun 12, 2013 at 12:25 PM, The Other I


      Comment by Terry Sissons — June 12, 2013 @ 1:11 pm | Reply

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