Oct 3, 2015
For people living in the United Sates, everyone was affected by
the Pope's visit, with the possible exception of someone who might
be living under a rock on some mountaintop. Of course, the
spin-makers were at it too, trying to put their own spin on
things. Self-appointed martyr-makers arranged for the
infamous Kim Davis to meet the Pope, while others forgot to mention
that the Pope also met with an old friend who is gay and his
friend's long-time partner.
It quickly became apparent that Pope Francis has not yet introduced anything new, but he is bringing back the example of his faith's founder who had no problem with associating with social outcasts. He also seems interested in keeping various issues in their proper perspective. People are hungry, people are being killed for their faith, wars are being fought for the benefit of arms manufacturers, and someone wants to talk about....
The visit has the potential of being a game-changer. I'm looking forward to it!