Loving on the Disenfranchised

The new pope created controversy soon after donning the white. But there’s one thing he’s done that should be appreciated by all faiths, regardless of profound doctrinal differences. Pope Francis has very publicly reached out and loved on those who’ve been marginalized in society. I’m talking about people with Down syndrome—ninety-percent when diagnosed in the womb and aborted in America. He’s also embraced others with obvious disabilities. It warmed my heart when he reached out to a man with tumors all over his face and body, and another with a devastating condition who, for unknown reasons, was missing most of his face. Millions of people witnessed the obvious love Francis has for the world’s downtrodden. Both Evangelicals and Catholics would do well to emulate this basic human compassion.

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