Normally – I would have something snarky to say about the selection of a new Pope. Don’t get me wrong I have great respect for most religious organizations – even the Catholic Church. They do great things for many-many people. I am not a Catholic but I am a Christian that very much believes in God and Christ. But in my personal estimation, the Catholic Church – much like many religious institutes of all sects and beliefs – have become centered too much on operating like top-heavy corporations searching for markets. Somewhere down the line the Christian Churches have stopped teaching the message of God and started teaching the messages of individual pulpit orators – marketing their personal message instead of the word of God. In many ways the modern world has built up a resemblance to ancient Sodom and Gomorrah.
I am sure that some of my personal beliefs will clash with the new Pope. And perhaps history will prove me wrong – but so far everything I have read about the newly selected Pope-Francis-I actually melts a little of the cynicism I have about those who have taken the helm of modern Christian Churches. A New Pope -and perhaps- A New Hope for Mankind. We shall see.