Jennifer Epstein posted an article on Politico.com saying, “President Obama has been ‘hugely impressed’ by Pope Francis’s public statements. It’s ‘not because of any particular issue’ but because ‘he seems somebody who lives out the teachings of Christ,’ Obama said in an interview Wednesday with CNBC.”
I love this. I love hat while Obama’s life is crazy right now with the government being shut down, he took time to notice that Pope Francis lives out what he preaches.
Furthermore, “Pope Francis has ‘incredible humility, an incredible sense of empathy to the least of these, to the poor,’ the president said. ‘And he’s also somebody who’s, I think, first and foremost, thinking about how to embrace people as opposed to push them away, how to find what’s good in them as opposed to condemn them.'”
This is what we are called to do. Love people no matter what. And i love that Obama chose to make it known that Pope Francis is doing this.