I wanted to. I really did. I wanted to let today go by without talking about Nancy Pelosi’s favorite word. I had hoped that one of my colleagues would take it up, since they passed, here goes. The Word. Nancy Pelosi’s favorite word, The Word. Confused yet? Here’s a hint. She was speaking to a Catholic group. Should give you an indication of what the Speaker of the House was talking about.

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In John’s Gospel you’ll find in the first chapter a couple of references to The Word. “In the beginning was the Word.” “The Word became flesh and dwelt among us.” Short and sweet, the Word is another name of Jesus Christ. He was the original tool that God used to create, he became flesh, lived here among us, etc. etc.

Madame Speaker Pelosi’s favorite word (she would have us believe) is The Word. Not a word, The Word. Speaking to the Catholic Community Conference on May 6th, Pelosi said this:

“They ask me all the time. What is your favorite this? What is your favorite that?” she said, “and one time, what is your favorite word? And I said, ‘My favorite word. That is really easy. My favorite word is The Word, is the Word.’ And that is everything; it says it all for us.”

Says what all for us? Anyway, trying not to fall out of my seat, I must ask the question. If Nancy Pelosi’s favorite word, The Word, guides her public policy; how does she marry The Word with partial birth abortion? Or gay marriage? Just to name a couple of her public policies.

Speaker Pelosi continued her mini sermon:

Pelosi quotes the Bible, “The Word was made flesh and dwelt among us.”

What that means, she says, is “the great mystery of our faith. He will come again. He will come again. So we have to make sure we’re prepared to answer in this life, or otherwise, as to how we have measured up.”

Actually no Madame Speaker, that’s not what that means. It means he was here before. True he’ll come again but that’s not what that particular verse means. The Word, Nancy Pelosi’s favorite word, is more complex and profound than anyone trying to score political points could comprehend with their political mind. Maybe it’s a good thing Pelosi wasn’t out in the thunderstorm with Obama yesterday.