With regard to Joe Schwarz’s letter “Symbolism in the eye of the beholder”, March 27, and his query about the future of Christendom today, I assume he was referring to the new Pope Francis.
All the fuss about Pope Francis. Yes, he’s a good man. Definitely so. However…
Does anyone remember Pope Benedict’s parting words? “Keep Christ at the centre of your thoughts.” Did Pope Francis say anything about Christ in his first, brief speech to the faithful? No. He should have.
With respect, Pope Francis cannot save you. Only Jesus can save you. Only Jesus can save you and your son and daughter, and wife, and grandchildren.
The Pope, any pope, should merely be a directional sign, guiding us to the Light. We should put Christ at the centre of our thoughts and life. We have forgotten Jesus in our total adoration of the pope.
Pope Francis, if we continue to adore him and forget the role model of the true way we should behave, then the future of Christendom is going nowhere.