My day job (i.e. primary ministry) leads me places far and wide as a campus minister at Chestnut Hill College. Recently, I was asked to reflect on the Pope's visit to Philadelphia. The following is what came forth- a reflection on Pope Francis' message and the mission of active inclusive love set forth by the Sisters of Saint Joseph. Perhaps loving God and neighbor without distinction is all about the everyday moments... whether the Pope is there or not. Enjoy!
In the weeks leading up to Pope Francis’ visit to the United States, a hashtag began to surface on social media: #PopeIsHope.
To be honest, the weekend, for me, was a blessed blur. From the Cathedral and Independence Hall to the Festival of Families and Mass on the Parkway, I was there. Me – and all of Philadelphia.