Pope Francis ascended to the Bishopry of Rome on March 13, 2013, and has awed the world with his humility, humanity and love for all ever since.
In this new era of politics, it is important to remember the thoughts and beliefs of the Holy Father and Mark Shriver does it beautifully in his book, Pilgrimage: My Search for the Real Pope Francis,.
Over the last two and a half years, he researched the book and “learned a lot about what the “least among us” can achieve by working together. I have reflected quite a bit on that and on the Pope’s words since Election Day, and they have reenergized me and given me hope.”
He writes in the Boston Globe over the weekend,
Is his voice relevant as we embark on the era of President-elect Trump, when so many of his Cabinet appointees admire Ayn Rand and her theory of objectivism — that “man exists for his own sake,” that the pursuit of his own happiness is “his highest moral purpose,” that he “must not sacrifice himself to others, nor sacrifice others to himself”?
As Shriver concludes, “Get out of your comfort zone, he says. Get your shoes soiled by the mud of the street.”
We can think of no more appropriate way the Holy Father would want us to celebrate his 80th year on this planet. Thank you Mark Shriver.