In other words, we don’t change the faith, the faith changes us. We Americans, who tend to see the world in terms of politics and personality, might consider regarding Pope Francis as one who might just be able to help us, lead us out of unjust division and into a future with a deeper understanding of the source of his hope.
He’s not just another name in the news, but an apostle, the successor of Peter, a Holy Father.
(Kathryn Lopez is the editor-at-large of National Review Online www.nationalreview.com. She can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.)