6 - Today I saw this video of his meeting with the 6,000+ media professionals who had been covering the Conclave and more. He's so loveable and easy going - like a true PAPA - daddy to the Catholics of the world.
* favorite line * 'when it got dangerous'!
7 - And a quote from his time with the Cardinals on Friday regarding Spiritual Warfare that still sits with me:
Let us never give in to pessimism, to that bitterness that the devil tempts us with every day. Let us not give into pessimism and let us not be discouraged. ~Pope FrancisHe sees the world as it is - he's been to hell on earth in the Favellas of Argentina. He sees the need for the poor so much that he chose Francis (as explained in the video for #6). He wants us to be a poor Church that serves the poor. As Mother Teresa has said, "Being unwanted, unloved, uncared for, forgotten by everybody, I think that is a much greater hunger, a much greater poverty than the person who has nothing to eat." We are all the poor - in different ways - and are being called to live a simple live devoted to God. I think that Papa Francis is going to teach us how to love one another with true devotion and in turn how to love our God. I am so excited and eager to see what the next weeks, months, years, and maybe decades holds with this man.
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