We had been considering writing a post about the recent visit of Pope Francis to the U.S. when we came across this column by Molly Marshall in the Baptist Global News. We think you will appreciate the way Dr. Marshall, who is the President of Central Baptist Seminary, gets to the heart of the issue.
A bit of sadness crept over me as I watched the departing ceremony of Pope Francis. His presence in our midst has called each of us to a more joyous and merciful way of living. As a nation we have watched him embrace persons in wheelchairs, kiss children, visit those in prison, meet with victims of clergy sexual abuse, reprimand bishops, chide those in political power, and call for us to turn away from a consumerist culture. I miss him already!