He’s a man of his generation to be sure. And there are a lot of things about him that I could wish he was budging on, and yet, and yet.
He’s papal, this pope, or so it seems from here.
He cares about the people. He cares about the land. He takes the notion of a Creator and a Creation seriously.
It’s time that Christianity had Wisdom at its head. And he’s leading, make no mistake. But he seems to laugh and notice that people are alive. There’s that wonderful picture of him laughing with one of his guardsmen. And now this one of him laughing with Obama.
But for all the joy and laughter there is the insistence on the poor and their needs. He sees the world. May he call more of us to account. It’s time. It’s time.
I’m not Christian, but those are my roots, although I was never Catholic. But a good man is a good man and it seems that Pope Francis is that most elusive of things. Peace be with him. Peace be with us all.