What you see here seems so simple.
But remember this…
What you see is anything but simple…
This man "proves" by example.
"Teaches" by example.
"Loves" by example.
This pope understands the teachings of Christ.
And none of those teachings stipulate that Christ never, ever said, "DO NOT LOVE."
On the contrary.
First, there is no ordination in the Catholic Church higher than bishop.
Cardinals are appointed. Popes are elected.
The Pope is Bishop of Rome, and has an incredible amount of authority, power, whatever.
Which is why this is so striking.
The pope confessed his sins to "an ordinary priest."
Wow. Wow. And, Wow.
Love this guy, forever.
Francis should be the Patron Saint of Popes, moving forward.
I love him.