Pope Francis Echoes the Missional Chorus: Do So is more important than Say So


This morning I saw yet another Facebook meme about Pope Francis. This time Pope Francis is going out in to the streets of Rome dressed as a common priest in black garb to feed the poor and otherwise serve folks in need.  In a comment, someone noted the reality that for all his good deeds and all the good things he has said, the new pope has also said the Catholic Church will not be ordaining women nor changing its teaching on homosexuality.  Fair enough point.  However, and this is an important however, Francis is doing what needs to be done so that eventually (hopefully sooner rather than later) the Catholic Church’ will be less misogynist and homophobic. Pope Francis seems to be doing his authentic best to reinforce for us the idea that being a Christian means doing what Jesus did, not repeatedly saying what Christianity teaches.  Pope Francis is showing us that Do so is much more important than Say so.

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