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Christmas Thoughts Re: Pope Francis – Time’s Person of the Year

Posted in Uncategorized by Jack Worthington on December 11, 2013

Christmas Thoughts Re: Pope Francis – Time’s Person of the Year

 

I’ll contribute a short, simple observation to this Christmas season:  A clear lesson to me from Pope Francis being named Time’s Person of the Year is that when someone actually does a few of the simple, but key things that Jesus tells us to do, the world notices and is profoundly and positively moved by it.

 

If you really think about if for a few minutes it becomes apparent that, embedded in the simple call to focus on the needs and cares of others, even before our own, is the solution to the most intractable problems in our homes, our communities, our nations, and our world.

 

Attn: Christians, Muslims, Jews, Buddhists, Atheists, Agnostics, etc: Can you just imagine the beauty of a world where most of the people in it are doing a few of the key things that Jesus told us to do?  Nothing is left to the imagination of a world where we are not.  

 

An important message to me of a few of Jesus’ character attributes being recognized and deeply appreciated by a broad, multicultural, secular world community is that our hope is not limited to the next life.  Beautiful things can happen here and now, for all.

 

Merry Christmas!

 

JW

11 Dec 2013

New York, NY

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  1. Dave Steingard said, on December 11, 2013 at 8:24 pm

    Jack,

    Once again you nailed it…! Merry Christmas to you and your family.

    Dave, Audrey and family.


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