I have been kind of sitting back watching the blogosphere's response to Pope Francis. Maybe I am just too simple, okay , I know I am, but how on earth can anyone make a judgment about the poor man only days in? I keep thinking, give the guy a chance already!
Of course I must weigh in with my
I love and trusted Benedict XVI, and I am going to love and trust Pope Francis. I can't tell by the last few days, what he wears, or where he prays, or how many times he mentions the poor, what sort of man he is or will be as pope. I will choose to love and trust him for now. My own preferences are of no importance. Who am I to judge the worthiness of someone elected as pope? Not my job.
Now, observations are fine. My friend Manny wrote a nice piece about him here.
My observations are 1. He seems like a nice, gentle man. 2. He seems like he has been a loving leader.
There are lots of other bloggers, much better informed than I, who are giving nice histories and such. There are some other, other bloggers, saying unbelievably nasty things, mostly predicting what Pope Francis will or won't do as pope. If anyone were asking my advice, which they are not, I would tell them to keep going to mass, whichever one they go to and prefer; do everything as they have been; breathe; pray for the new pope and the Pope Emeritus. Breathe again, and Repeat.