Thursday, March 14, 2013
SOL#14 - March 14th
Today is day 14 of the Slice of Life March, the writing challenge sponsored and run by Stacey and Ruth of "Two Writing Teachers". Inspiration for each day comes in different ways - sometimes more difficult than others.
Yesterday was a history-making day in the Catholic church. A New World Pope was chosen - as the headlines in our local paper put it. I had watched the news over the last few days, especially as a cardinal from Canada seemed to be in the running.
I am not Catholic, although mu husband is. One of my dearest friends from childhood is as well and I spent much time in her home growing up. I had many faith discussions with her parents and uncle, who was a priest.
So, i along with millions of people, followed the news. I will be very interesting to see what this new pope, Francis I will do for the church. There are many areas that need to be addresses. As many have said, Francis is a holy man, a humble man. Maybe this will be a breath of fresh spirituality in the church.