Pope Francis embraces man with boils

What moves my heart in seeing this picture? I suppose many things: the Pope’s gesture of a kiss, an embrace, of prayer is an act of love. Rarely do you see a man breaking the comfort zone so rigidly protected by some. Plus, I really think he leads by showing love and not merely speaking about love.

Only a friendship with the Lord allows the beauty of a gesture to speak in ways known in the heart. Love the Lord, love your neighbor, be a disciple.

“The Pope must serve all people, especially the poor, the weak, the vulnerable,” Pope Francis said.

May I have the courage to follow him who points to Jesus Christ.

Saint Francis of Assisi, pray for us.