This article discusses how Pope Francis is influencing one of the more conservative Archbishops in the U. S. – Dolan.
It is totally illogical and silly, but my passion for Barack Obama has a lot to do with how darn cool he is. He can say and do things that take you aback and make you think. He can invite a couple of guys to have a beer and get to know each other: a policeman and the black academic who the policeman tried to arrest. He can make some really good jokes about himself and the many issues he faces. He can make a good basketball shot.
Is coolness important? Does it mean anything? Does it make a difference?
I think it does.
Which brings us back to this article. Cardinal Dolan, because of the leadership of Pope Francis, is examining his priorities.
Then there’s this paragraph in the article:
Besides reining in excess, however, Francis has asked priests and bishops to limit their travel and focus on ministering to their people — “to be shepherds with the smell of sheep.”
I love that phrase, “to be shepherds with the smell of sheep”. It’s just so darn cool.