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”Pope Francis – St. Francis of Assisi would be proud…”

This sums up pretty much how I’ve been feeling over the past 10 days or so….I could’n’t have put it better myself! (My additions: capitals and bold type)  

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Requesting that the people pray for him as he begins to journey on Peter’s Way.

Pope Francis has filled many of us with Hope. An ancient hope that leadership is both about inspiration and Servanthood. That our Greatest Leader set an example by laying down His Life, and all true leaders are invited to follow the same path perhaps not by shedding their blood yet shedding their own preferences for those they lead and of course serve.

Francesco resonates just as it did in the thirteenth century when both the simplicity of the ascetic’s way of life attracted multitudes to a Church that had often appeared distant from their experiences and aspirations, whilst also creating a New Evangelisation that embraced both poor and rich, yet knit both polarities together in a single goal; to love both God and neighbour.

The years ahead I sense will be years of refreshment and deep renewal in the lived out message of the church and in a simple and comprehensible articulation of the Gospel of Salvation for all. Pax et bonum!

(A comment I read as a comment made by the on made by the contemplativeactivist)

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