Powerful pictures should make more than headlines

Sandy's Hopeful Room:

Never have I seen so much Jesus in one man! I am in awe of this Pope and the message he bears. . .be Christ to one another, be his hands and feet and eyes and heart. . .this is the true message.

May you be blessed as you read this article.

Originally posted on CNS Blog:

VATICAN CITY — It was to have hands and be able to touch and heal people that Christ became human, Pope Francis has said.

“God meddles in our miseries, he approaches our wounds and heals them with his hands; it was to have hands he became man.”

“God does not save us only by decree, with a law, he saves us with tenderness, he saves us with caresses, he saves us with his life given for us.”

Pope Francis Oct. 22 homily

This passage seemed appropriate to accompany the pictures of Pope Francis embracing and kissing a man disfigured by neurofibromatosis, a genetic disorder resulting in numerous, often painful, tumors.

The gesture at yesterday’s general audience has grabbed people’s attention, as well as news headlines.

But, every time we are struck by such poignant and moving movements, we should also consider something else the pope has said.

The…

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