There are many reasons why I like Pope Francis. I am joking when I say he really is a Lutheran, but I do believe he is one of the most "human" Christians in our world today. What I mean by this is that he lives his life in a fully human way. This is how God created us to be: fully human.
No, the Pope is by any means perfect, and I imagine he would be the first to say so, but he does things that make me proud of the Church. He says things that are profoundly Biblical, thoughtfully theological and incredibly loving. Yet this man pulls no punches when he confronts, injustice, greed, racism, anti-Semitism, xenophobia and, yes, even sexism. That last one is huge – coming from one of the most patriarchal of religious institutions.Read More