I think this new pope is charting a positive course as a public world leader, and in time may even repair some of the damage to the Catholic “brand”. His message of peace is universal and personal, and his decrying of war in the name God (in a different part of his message) is a welcome stance for Rome to take.
“Do good: we will meet one another there” is message we can all embrace and that has to power to truly improve the world.
Theology is still whack, but nobody expected that to change.
I know it’s only 9am, but I’m thinking that’ll be the strangest thing I hear all day. I certainly hope it’s the strangest.