Sometimes, you can just see a person’s goodness on their face. Such is the case with Pope Francis. Unfortunately, many of the valuable lessons he is trying to teach us are falling on deaf ears. The Republicans and Democrats in Congress are already trying to spin his message to suit their own selfish agendas. That’s a shame because the Pope’s exhortation to the Congress — to put aside their differences and work together for the common good — could really revolutionize our country.
The public understands the Pope. Their desire to just catch a glimpse of him speaks volumes about his ability to inspire and lead, an ability none of our Presidential candidates express in a similar way.
Goodness can get you elected, but none of our current politicians seem willing to try it out. We do have many Catholics as prominent leaders, and you would think they would listen to the Pope. Yet it is the nature of humans to stick to their guns, to tune out any opinion that does not agree with their own viewpoint.
The Pope made a big gesture trying to learn English so he could deliver his message to Congress in our native language. We should reciprocate the effort by listening to what he says. However, as of now, that appears highly unlikely.