Today we celebrate the feast of St. Francis of Assisi, who in his own way was asked to rebuild the Church of Christ. Francis never preached much rather his actions proclaimed the word of God, challenging and heart penetrating. Even his own critics became his followers in the future.
Later, when the church was again in need of transformation the Lord raised Pope Francis. A wonderful personality who with his simplicity and humility have taken the church forward in the troubled times.
However, we thank the Lord for these two great gifts that we have received, and we pray for the good health of the Holy Father. May the Lord guide him to bring peace and joy into the world?