Thursday, March 14, 2013
A Quick One on Pope Francis
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: