Tonight I am pondering
the stark contrast
between Donald Trump
and Pope Francis.
Not even thinking politically ...
just paying attention to words,
and tone, and
any resemblance to Jesus.
Any sense of compassion ...
Any sense of appropriate humility ...
Any sense of mercy and love and kindness ...
Any sense of concern for the poor and lonely and left behind ...
As I watched the Pope drive away from Andrews Airforce Base
in a little,
Italian Fiat ...
big grin on his face,
I grinned right back at the TV.
If a person's countenance tells us anything
about the state of their soul,
I'm thinking the "win"
goes to the Pope on
this little thought competition
I am having
about which of these
they both claim to follow.