Pope Francis stamped the trip to Brazil with his signature seal—the world’s pastor. Today’s newspaper described Benedict as the world’s theologian, John Paul II as the world’s philosopher, and Pope Francis as the world’s pastor. Saint Francis de Sales, I believe, claimed that we can catch more souls with a spoonful of honey than a barrel of vinegar. In a similar vein, reaching out with a soft touch may draw many to the Church. There’s a time and a place for every style of leadership and relationship. God has given the Church the right style in Pope Francis. Now is the time for all of us Catholics to extend the soft touch of Jesus and his Vicar Pope Francis.

How will you extend a soft touch today?

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  1. Teri on July 30, 2013 at 1:19 pm

    As the world’s pastor he shows his love for all and his actions match the words of Jesus. I welcome his style and appreciate his example for my life.

  2. Marie Ochsner on July 30, 2013 at 3:17 pm

    Thanks be to our Almighty and Most Loving Father to send us a perfect example of a humble servant as our Pope Francis! The world desperately needs this special Pope to remind us how the world’s people are ALL children of God! I will follow this Pope closely to be family to all my brothers and sisters in this world, a little step at a time!
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