Thursday, March 21, 2013

Noonan: Celebrating Pope Francis The Humble

In the Wall Street Journal, Peggy Noonan has written a beautiful essay on Pope Francis and the renewal of the Church. Here's an excerpt:
This is a kind of public leadership we are no longer used to—unassuming, self-effacing. Leaders of the world now are garish and brazen. You can think of half a dozen of their names in less than a minute. They're good at showbiz, they find the light and flash the smile.
But this man wasn't trying to act like anything else. "He looks like he didn't want to be pope," my friend said. That's exactly what he looked like. He looked like Alec Guinness in the role of a quiet, humble man who late in life becomes pope. I mentioned that to another friend who said, "That would be the story of a hero."
And so, as they're saying in Europe, Francis the Humble. May he be a living antidote.
Click here to read the entire column.

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