This TED talk by Pope Francis is a delight (particularly for those of us who speak Italian).
He talks of how each of us is precious and necessary. He calls for us to care for others over “things.” And he asks us to be tender with one another, following the example of Jesus Christ.
Tenderness is strength (La tenerezza e la fortezza), Pope Francis assures us.
This builds on the conversation Mauro Properzi had with Laura Hales, posted to this blog in April.
The restored gospel is required for salvation (aligned with God’s intent, or “true”), but that does not mean that there isn’t great richness to be found as we embrace our brothers and sisters throughout the world.