The Pope who is turning the institution on its head!
I prefer a Church which is bruised, hurting and dirty because it has been out on the streets, rather than a Church which is unhealthy from being confined and from clinging to its own security.
~ Pope Francis, The Joy of the Gospel
Pope Francis – first not from Europe, is turning the Roman Catholic church on its head and I dare say challenging all of the Christian faith to act more like the red letters… to value in the heart more like Jesus (Philippians 2.5-12)… to behave as sent emissaries of the King…. humble, servants, love, sacrifice, here for them, not for ourselves, not for security. He’s moving on the Vatican finances, the priorities of the church, the goal of what we are to spend ourselves on. The pagans love him – as he actually acts like Jesus and talks like Jesus… the world wants Christians to be like Jesus – they are clamoring for us to do so, to be so. The only people upset are those who lose power. Interesting….2000 years, nothing has changed.