Sunday, September 27, 2015

 
POPE FRANCIS TRANSCENDS ALL FAITHS WITH THE MESSAGE OF JOSHUA [JESUS] OVER THE RITUALISM OF THE CHURCH
 
The following OPED is written my Imam Khalid Latif  for CNN.  Mind you this is what a Muslim Imam is saying about Pope Francis.  Pope Francis will be a Saint upon his passing.  Why?  Because he brought everyone but those who need to hate together.  In this world, that is a miracle.
 
"This is a man who chose to be with the homeless rather than to dine with politicians during his trip to Washington. This is a man who went off-script and opened his remarks at St. Patrick's Cathedral with prayers for the 700 Muslims who died and 900 who were injured while on pilgrimage in Mecca earlier that day"

Click for full opinion piece.  It is worth your time

Further from Imam Khalid Latif

"Pope Francis, to me, is a religious man; a man with whom I might not share a faith, but one whom I was quite nervous to meet and definitely intimidated to sit next to. I hope that my heart acquired something from that experience that stays with me beyond the moment, so I can one day live with the same selflessness and love, to bring understanding and peace to a world that right now is so very much in need of it.
 
Religion and faith are vehicles for good. Our issues with religion today stem not from critics and skeptics deconstructing and disproving religious belief, but the way we approach it ourselves. Religion has become too mechanical, and the mechanics are all that we know. For many of those who practice a faith, the rituals become legalistic and habitual, held not in our hearts but expressed in rote gestures through our limbs."

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

He is truly an inspiration for many. Thank you for sharing.

Anonymous said...

If you believe in the separation of church and state, how can the leader of a church state be inspirational? He is a pandering, condescending politician.