Thursday, March 14, 2013

A Quick One on Pope Francis

I'm away today (back in Louisiana) through tomorrow, so I can't possibly post everything that I would like to about our new pope, but want to share a quick thought.

There's been a lot of discussion already about the many surprises regarding the election of Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Buenos Aires to pope. The biggest surprise to me is his selection of the name Francis.

It signals to me that Pope Francis recognizes there is much work to be done in the Church, and a rebuilding effort is needed.

I've seen some commentary that speculates the name is also a call to those outside of the Church. Well, that may well be, but I believe that it says we must start from within. And not just within the Church, but within our own hearts first.

We'll see, but for now, I've enjoyed hearing about Francis taking the bus instead of the papal transportation, and this account from Raymond Arroyo, and I especially like this look at what we might expect from Pope Francis.

Oh, and then there is THIS MOMENT:


  1. I want to be enthusiastic, but find a disturbing disquiet in my soul about him. But I pray I am wrong.

    1. Remember dear friend, that it is Jesus we follow and it is as Pope Emeritus Benedict stated His boat that the pope steers. I am greatly encouraged by the little I have seen of Bergolio's writings and actions but I am indeed content to know that whatever is in store for us will not be a surprise to God.
      By the way I appreciate that you actually take the time go comment often and ALWAYS appreciate candidness. +++