Unexpected Delight: Pope Francis Shines

Here’s something I wasn’t expecting:  to make my first official post on RemarkableIdea, discussing the thoughts of our relatively new Pope.  But here we go…

On Wednesday, the Pope was speaking after his daily morning mass, to those gathered in the chapel at his residence.  My understanding is these gatherings are made up of invited guests, mostly Vatican staff and visiting dignitaries of the Catholic Church.  Every day, the Pope delivers a “homily”, which is a short sermon, usually unscripted remarks on a topic of interest.  During this particular homily, the Pope mentioned that God “has redeemed all of us…not just Catholics.  Everyone.”

He went on to talk about the nature of performing good works, saying, “If we do good to others, if we meet there, doing good and we go slowly, gently, little by little, we will make that culture of encounter…  we need that so much.  We must meet one another doing good.”

Huh?

This is not your average Pontiff.  Continue reading