I was recently asked what I thought about the new Pope. I struggled for an answer.
I love that Pope Francis is known as the Pope for the poor. I love that he comes from Latin America. But to be honest, Jesus talks about how we shouldn’t practice our righteousness before others to be noticed, and that’s hard to reconcile with the pomp and circumstance that comes out of Rome when a Pope is chosen. That hardly seems like the kind of entry Jesus Himself had into Jerusalem, riding a simple donkey.
But Catholics aren’t the only ones who are guilty of making a big deal out of earthly leaders [...]