Reflection on our new Pope Francis from a Lay Member of the Catholic Church
By James Littleton
I want to reflect upon the election of our new Vicar of Christ, Francis from a view of application to our own lives.
What is the raison d’être of a person being a witness, a living testimony? Is it to cause admiration, or is it primarily to inspire others to emulate him or her for a greater good? I most certainly admire, love and rejoice in our new Pope (from Latin: papa; from Greek: πάππας pappas, a child’s word for father), our new Father in the Faith. The focal point I would like to emphasize in this article is that one’s reaction should not stop at esteem. I am confident in my presumption that Pope Francis would not want it to end there. His witness, which…
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