Most of mankind believes in one God. If a person’s logic dictates that we all came from only one deity, then we are all the creation and children of that sovereign.
If humanity was confined to logic then hatred, discrimination, xenophobia and reputation would not hold so many within its grip. The conflicts that consume us would be impossible. The world could not be as divided as it is.
Pope Francis is a religious icon that would see the world’s conflicts solvable. Such is the requirement for the man who wears the shoes of the Fisherman.
If only his moral certitude would lead to conversation among those who view opponents holding different convictions, perhaps the turmoil that frightens all of us might be lessened.
And if the Pope could bridge the divide between Republicans and Democrats, perhaps the limitations their battle inflicts upon America could lead to a future of hope rather than partisan warfare.