Tuesday, March 26, 2013

A Church that is "Poorer"

Fr. Sam made sure to point out at mass on Sunday that the Pope will be going to a juvenile detention center on Holy Thursday to celebrate mass and wash feet.  Fr. Sam described this as make our church poorer but richer.  Fr. Same consistently likes to talk about the beatitudes and this is like something straight out of the beatitudes.  The poorness in this case is poor in spirit.  Meek.  Humble.  The richness comes from the rewards that are promised for those who follow in the ways outlined by Jesus in the beatitudes.  I know I am one of many who hopes that this is a sign of more to come from our new Pontiff.  

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