The last time they were proclaimed, they announced Pope Francis. And as with any change, it marked not an end, but a beginning. But not a new beginning for the Church. Jesus has been, and always will be, the leader of the Church. Any pope is no more than the Vicar of Christ on earth. Rather, this marked a new beginning for every person on earth.
We have all been given an opportunity — a new opportunity to hear the Word of God from a new perspective. The entire world watched as the Bishops gathered, and the entire world heard when Pope Francis was announced. Much of what this man is doing is being reported — even in the most secular and hostile of outlets. What this man is doing is truly miraculous.
If you heard that Catholics have a new Pope, I urge you to understand that God did not create only Catholics. The Lord created all of the universe, all of the Earth, and all of the creatures that fill it, including every man, woman, and child. The Lord sends His sun and rain upon all His creation. He sent His Son for all of mankind, and now He has sent a Pope for every ear to hear!
God is loving and forgiving, and if you have ears to hear, open your heart to His Word. Do not reject an opportunity to heal old wounds, to grow in love, and to explore the Faith. Pope Francis is the blessed tool God is using to remind you that He cares for you, and that He misses you.
The miracle is happening.
The Earth has a pope, and you have a relationship with God.
All that is left unknown, is what each one of us does with a new opportunity. • (2384 views)