I‘m going to break my cardinal rule here (no pun intended-omg-I just can’t help myself!) and touch ever so lightly on politics and religion in this brief post.
Because, just in case you hadn’t heard…the Pope arrived in New York today.
This fellow is a total religious rock star!
It’s quite unbelievable.
You have to love a twittering Pope with a hashtag. He’s been trending on Twitter like nobody’s business.
I followed him for awhile when he initially became Pope. He never followed me back though, so it’s been a bit one-sided.
Pope Francis’ popularity obviously extends far beyond the reaches of Catholicism. I think that, in and of itself, is kind of wonderful. The truth is we are, the world over, desperate for anyone or anything that encourages unification-not to mention acceptance and forgiveness.
Many world leaders could take a page from his book. And for someone whose day job is predicated so much on the Book, he’s certainly one to go off page.
Personally, I’m a fan. I understand his outspokenness makes him a controversial figure, but he has a wonderful energy and an obvious tenderness in the extreme for those in need. I’m so touched by his kind, humble way with people, be they heads of State or homeless, and find his unscripted behaviour and almost rebellious attitude refreshing.
It doesn’t matter to me that I don’t necessarily agree with everything he says. I don’t agree with everything my husband says either, but I’m still crazy about him.
Not that I’m comparing my husband to the Pope. 😉
I think Pope Francis’ heart is filled with love. You can just see it in his face.
I love that he seems to have a great sense of humour, even about himself.
He’s certainly not a Let Them Eat Cake sort of pope. (I know he would forgive me for not having the credit for this photo) I’m sparing you the photo of the pope pizza.
I love that he’s the first pope in history to choose not to live in the Papal apartments
BTW, We just happened to be over at the Pope’s place last week 🙂
It’s like, SO big. I don’t blame him for choosing to go a little cozier.
He has some amazing art though.
I was kind of tempted to buy one (or 6) of the ‘Hot Priest’ calendars for sale outside the Vatican but I didn’t want to carry
them it around for the rest of the night.
I’d love to know what you make of Pope Francis and his visit to the U.S. this week?!
I welcome all comments, but please, given the subject matter, keep it respectful.
Not that you wouldn’t, but some people can get funny about politics & religion, even in polite company.