It’s human nature. Something incredible happens, people are inspired, spirits are lifted… and then… what?
Most of the time it wanes away.
What of Pope Francis’s visit? His inspiring words challenged us to be better people. But many times we make the mistake of saying “see – people should be better” without actually reflecting on what I can do to help bring Pope Francis’s vision alive.
It’s actually a little uncomfortable to think about. It certainly takes me outside my comfort zone. What can I be doing to follow Pope Francis’s example? Not to duplicate it, but just to move my life a little bit more towards that direction?
If I were to really, truly internalize his message, I would take some form of action. There would be a change, a happening – something I could point to and say “Pope Francis inspired me to do that. If it weren’t for him, I never would have tried it.”
So what are some ideas you all have had? Any inspiration for the rest of us?
Was it a more prayerful life? Visiting/helping the less fortunate?