He looked so nervous at first, and I wasn't really sure what to think. I wouldn't say I was really emotional when I first found out, but then I started reading all that I could find about him, and I became more and more excited! Pope Francis is a humble, loving servant, demonstrated in the way he has lived his life.
He lives in an apartment heated by a strove rather than the palace, cooks his own meals, and chooses to take the bus rather than the limo.
He is dedicated to helping the poor.
He stands up for the Catholic faith even though he is rebuked by the government for it.
He cares for AIDs patients. I was just blown away by this incredible image. Him washing and kissing the feet of an AIDs patient. Isn't that such a beautiful example of God's love?
Thomas and I went to a talk at our church tonight, and at the end our priest talked a little bit about his excitement over Pope Francis. He said that the Holy Spirit is full of surprises, and God has picked Pope Francis to guide us, and especially to show us how to lead more humble, simple lives. I couldn't agree more, and I am so thrilled we have this holy man to guide us in our walk of faith! This is such an exciting time, and I feel so grateful to be Catholic!
May God bless Pope Francis abundantly and give him the strength he needs to do God's will!