OK, so I don’t have a Pope. Being a United Methodist we have bishops but they are no Pope. Different system. Different personnel. But, I have to say, I do appreciate it when the Roman Catholic Pope Francis leads by example in so many ways. Recently, he’s been leading in missional ways. Sojourners has the …
From Pope Francis: “The good theologians, like the good shepherds, smell of the people and of the road and, with their reflection, pour oil and wine on the wounds of humankind.”
“I prefer a church which is bruised, hurting, and dirty because it has been out on the streets, rather than a church which is unhealthy from being confined and from clinging to its own security.” ~Pope Francis, from Evangelii Gaudium via A Bruised, Hurting and Dirty Church.