About the new pope

I like the new pope. He’s great. But the pope makes me really uneasy.

When I see lots of people quoting him on Facebook, sharing articles about him or retweeting him, I get a sick feeling in my stomach. Like I said, the guy is awesome and doing a bang-up job!

So why do I feel do uneasy, you ask?

Every time I see a quote or a link take off like crazy on the internet, my first response is to get pessimistic. I’m glad people like him, but does what he’s saying and doing really change anything in their lives? Does their behaviors change because of their belief that he’s speaking truth, doing things that are different, etc.?

But if I take a second to reflect on my uneasiness, it’s not about other people at all. It’s about me. I feel sick because I’m not behaving the way I should. I have not fully allowed myself to be changed by the message of the pope. But even more so, my savior!

I am passionate about Christ. I want to do great things in love through the course of my life for the cause of Christ. God has been extremely faithful and present in my life despite me, and I feel like shouting it from the rooftop most of the time. But I am disgusted by my actions, choices, purchases, etc. on a daily basis.

And I pray that I will be changed more into image of Christ everyday. I’m getting there, but I still have such a long way to go!

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