Last night I talked with my brother who lives in South Carolina. When I said “Hello,” he greeted me with “Habemus Papam!” We talked at great length about Pope Francis I, his two predecessors, and the Church.
There is, of course, criticism of the man. Unearthing of details from the distant past. Maybe not so distant. I do not know. I am not going to look at gift horse in the mouth. I am going to rejoice in what looks like a welcomed departure for the Church.
What has felt like the longest Lent I’ve ever experienced is nearing its completion. Tuesday is St. Joseph’s Day. My late mother’s birthday. My granddaughter’s birthday. And the day our new pope shall be installed.
even the darkness is not dark to you, the night is bright as the day; for darkness is as light with you. — Psalm 139:12