If you’re following me on Instagram, then you know that I went “Pope Hunting” with my family over the weekend.
Whether you’re a Catholic or not, there’s no denying that Pope Francis is a huge inspiration. I really love how he’s so warm and generous with his affection. He’s uplifted many hearts and opened many minds (mine included!) just by how kind, compassionate, and practical he is. And did I mention he has a fab sense of humor? Just take a look at this video—you really never know what to expect from him!
Too cute, right? From his 2015 visit to our country, I am reminded of two very important things: the need to dream and the need to pray. I’ve been very reluctant to do these two things because I don’t want to be disappointed, and well, it’s a bit scary to put your faith in things that are so abstract. Isn’t it?
I was so moved by Pope Francis’ homily in Tacloban that I started looking for transcripts of his past speeches online. I somehow found my way to a dialogue he had with different organizations during Pentecost 2013 and grace-fully read the words I needed to keep my heart open.
And although I am still wary and remnants of fear remain, I am starting to feel a crack in the armor that I’ve carefully placed over my heart. Am I being moved by the Spirit? Perhaps. And it feels wonderful…so wonderful to begin to take a step closer to trusting in something greater than myself again.
Have you been inspired by Pope Francis, too? Leave a comment and let me know! I’m totally fangirling! ♥