Pope Francis inspires me. I grew up Roman Catholic and he is the second Pope that I can relate to. The first being of course my cousin, John Paul. Well he really isn’t my cousin, but being Polish our family considered him family. But Pope Francis is all things that the religion of Spiritualism is about…
- a simple man with a love for all
- is very approachable, tender and accepting
- he is about service of others
- Pope Francis is inclusive
Pope Francis Influence
Sometimes I think all Religions, including Spiritualism need to pay attention to. There needs to be an inclusive nature in our service and our faith in God. We cannot just serve those that we like. We have to serve all humanity. Something that is not always easy, and I don’t have all the answers. I do know that it is men and women that are like Pope Francis that make this world a better place. Their example is out there for us to follow. This is a man that has no fear in his words, there is only love. What a wonderful place this world would be if more (or all) people acted in this manner.
I think about this man a lot, he seems to be saying things that I need to hear. He is making changes in a world that is chaotic, changing and full of fear. Pope Francis has bucked the system and has found a way to be in leadership and yet serve the under-served. He is an example of giving back, making changes (radical departure from tradition) that make the Catholic church more accessible to the people, especially women — not just the privileged few. Pope Francis is incorporating women, has removed the negativity towards healing and mediumship. In general these changes are huge to a male dominated dogmatic religion.
What do you think? Is he making the world a better place by his actions? How can you take his examples and help shape a more loving, inclusive world?