We are in the homestretch! As I sit here at my gate waiting for the flight to the US, I have been reflecting on the various messages we have received from the pope this week…live your truth, make a mess, and who am I to judge. This week has been incredible and I know that insights will continue to be sparked with each look back today, next week, 2 months from now, 10 years from now.
Being in an airport contemplating the significance of the pope’s comments made in an airport was a delightful experience. His final words, who I am to judge, are ones that I am wrestling with. Is he simply restating the church’s traditional stance but changing the focus from disordered to no marginalization? Or is it a glimpse or glimmer, however small, of hope-filled transformation that is happening within all levels of church? Maybe he got one of our stickers or prayer cards…maybe it’s a sign that the spirit is moving…maybe and hopefully both (I could see it now, the pope wearing a “I am Equally Blessed” sticker on his white robes!).