Well the new Pope just picked the best name didn’t he? I’m not biased…
Here are my initial thoughts:
1. God always blows our expectations out of the water and the Holy Spirit loves to surprise us! Can’t wait to see what Francis’s papacy will hold.
2. Our Holy Father knows exactly what message his name sends: he has been called to rebuild and reform the Church.
3. This rebuilding and reformation will not include changes in fundamental Catholic doctrine (Sorry to disappoint you womenpriests)
4. Getting to know his namesake will give you some insights into his spirituality – Francis of Assisi was not a tree hugging hippie.