Wednesday, July 24
Do not get me wrong.
What I have seen and heard regarding both the words and deeds of Pope Francis point to him being a man of real compassion and dedication to both God and Church who is putting forth great effort towards righting the institutional wrongs which have crept into the Vatican. Where I part ways with my above-mentioned friends is that they are all a-twitter because the head of a religion is following the tenets of the faith.
To me, it is expected.
You lead by example.
It is what the Master did and it is what all good leaders do. That Pope Francis is doing so means, in my mind, that he has read, understood and feels the message of faith. That others have not and do not.....well, I recall something about a tree and its fruit.
Monday, July 8
and my task dreary
and my strength small
a song keeps singing in my heart....
For I know I am Thine
I am part of Thee
Thou art kin to me
and all my times, all my times are in Thy hands."
- Hebredian prayer, courtesy of the Celtic Daily Prayer book.