I’m not a religious person but I have to admit this new Pope has me excited. Everything I’ve read about his seems to suggest that he actually tries to follow the teachings of Jesus to a T. He has discarded all of the elaborate, overly ornate decorations and costumes his predecessors have worn for simple, white garb and a plain chair.
On his recent trip to Brazil, while visiting the slums he said, “No one can remain insensitive to the inequalities that persist in the world. Everybody, according to his or her particular opportunities and responsibilities, should be able to make a personal contribution to putting an end to so many social injustices.”
His comment on gays came today during a press conference on board the papal plane, “If someone is gay and he searches for the Lord and has good will, who am I to judge?”
I’m willing to bet there are some Catholics losing their shit over this today but hopefully just as many that are willing to take his words to heart.