The pope visits the White House

Did you watch the pope’s speech given at the White House this morning?

I did and here are my notes:

  1. No mention of today being the Day of Atonement. No mention of sin or the need for repentance. No mention of Jesus, really.
  2. His two points were on immigration and climate change. Since the earth is our common home, we need to be good stewards of the environment and open our hearts and homes to immigrants.
  3. When asked to choose one word to describe the pope, people in the crowd answered “love”. He was also referred to as being “like Jesus”.
  4. A commentator took note we were witnessing the collaboration of two great world leaders : one spiritual, one political.

I seriously don’t think I need to add my personal commentary here. I’ll refer you instead to the following article:

And to the video of the speeches by POTUS and pope.