Pope Francis I has a full schedule that’s for sure attending so many functions during the Easter holiday. But through it all and through all the meetings and prayers, his message is one that the masses should pay close attention to. It is not only a message of peace but a message to the world to come together as all brothers and sister’s of the same Father. To come together as one for world peace and a future for our descendents.
Celebrating his first Easter Sunday in St. Peter’s Square, Pope Francis made his way onto the esplanade in front of St. Peter’s Basilica at an alter under a pure white canopy. The faithful followers had already filled the square to full capacity hours before.
More than 250,000 attended the the Easter Sunday Service as Pope Francis prayed for world peace, asked for all mankind to respect our earth and the environment we live in, and prayed for a peaceful and diplomatic resolution to the situation with Korea and the United Nations.
We all know how much our world is suffering, not only financially but spiritually. We have lost sight of the true purpose for our being here on earth and for the messages that each of us hold within. Messages that we each are put here to represent and give forth for the growth and spiritual development of mankind.
North Korea has announced that it is in a “state of war” with South Korea and tensions are extremely high as North Korea’s new leader insists on performing more nuclear tests, ignoring warnings from China and crossing the boundaries of the U.N. sanctions.
Part of Pope Francis message was to encourage followers to open up their hearts and embrace the faith and love they have to make their lives better tomorrow and in the future.
On Holy Thursday two women were allowed to participate in a traditional ceremony once only open to men, the washing of feet.
The new Pope also held true to his word about carrying out his duties on his own by deciding not to read from the prepared list the Vatican had given him, but instead spoke in Italian.
He still lives in the small, private guesthouse where he lived during the conclave and has said he will stay there for awhile. He is the first non-European Pope in almost 1300 years.
Traditionalists are rattled by Pope Francis simple and yet elegant way of serving the poor and using his own way of winning over the hearts of millions.
Francis is different and his differences will of course make him stand out and possibly cause questions but his love of the people and the church out weighs any negative that may come his way. He accepted the pledge of the cardinals for obedience not from the pedestal chair but from being among them, standing together, joined, and he asked for aggressive, yet urgent talks with Iran, and of course rubbed some people wrong by mentioning outside faiths during the Good Friday procession.
He is a man of few words but strong words. His words are simple, come together for the greater good of “all” mankind by seeking peace on “all” levels, and through out “all” nations.