Sunday, September 27, 2015
Pope Francis has left a wonderful influence in the USA as a result of his visit. He spoke from his role as a Pastor to the significant issues of our time, such as immigration, right to life, climate issues, capital punishment. He spoke, not as a individual trying to win friends, power, funds, etc., but as one with moral authority. He spoke from scripture, such as the Golden Rule. He spoke without ego and a self-promoting agenda. He was a breath of fresh air. His words were powerful not only because they were truth, but also because he lives these values and principles. For example, he had lunch with the homeless rather than the power-brokers in Washington D.C. I wish I could hear his gentle voice and manner which carries such powerful messages about significant issues of our time. Pope Francis is a prophet. He spoke truth. There are not many prophets in our world at present. For our benefit, may the Pope have a long life.