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Sep 262013
 

If you haven’t read that interview with Pope Francis published by the Jesuits yet, do it. He provides a marvelous, readable summary of Christian vision today.
Do not be satisfied with news reports about the interview. They are necessarily only a sample of what was said. And they can’t convey the personality that comes through as Francis comments not only about what he calls the “journey” of faith and the life of the Church, but on his experience and feelings.
That interview could be material for discussion groups. It deserves careful reading, which might mean it would keep people talking together for months.
It’s not a churchy document riddled with footnoted references to Scripture and other churchy documents. It’s the wise, humble, learned, personal talk of a man who clearly is at home in his skin while holding a position of frightening responsibility. You could imagine him sitting in your own kitchen talking about his be­loved grandmother Rosa and how “crazy” it was that he was made superior of Argentina’s Jesuits at the young age of 36.
By this time there should be plenty of notice about where and how copies of that interview can be found. Get one. Give it all the attention and time it deserves.
To read the article, visit www.americamagazine.org/pope-interview.

Frank Wessling

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