Presentation: The Francis Effect

October 2, 2013

Pope Francis has recaptured the Catholic Imagination, not through new teachings or even appointments, but through a new tone and approach.

He has told you to go out and make a mess to take risks, to not be afraid of making mistakes.  Ultimately, he doesn’t want any one of us to be too comfortable.

Pope Francis has focused his energies on serving, which has made him a leader.  The more common approach is to lead thinking it is the same as serving – it is not.

Pope Francis is reminding us what we are really about – what is behind everything that we do and they are the most common themes of his papacy:  mercy, which we already spoke about, and hope.

This presentation was given to young adults as part of the Theology on Tap Series in Las Cruces, New Mexico



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