"Pope Francis" cartoon by nakedpastor David Hayward
There's not a doubt in my mind that Pope Francis is a truly amazing human being. I think he injects a refreshing energy, wisdom, and justice into the church and reminds us of what true religion can be.
I also have no doubt that he is painfully aware of the deadly mistakes the church has made, the injustices it now not only participates in but facilitates, the damage it has done and continues to perpetuate, and the changes that simply must occur.
There also can be no question that he must acknowledge his office's historical collusion in it all.
Everyone knows that reform not only means change in the followers, but change in the organization and its leaders as well.
My hope is that we all would commit to this painful, necessary, and urgent process of change.