I’ve never understood the point of Twitter, and haven’t dipped my toe into the water with it. I simply can’t imagine anyone is interested in what I had for lunch, and I am too long-winded to express myself cogently within 140 characters.
Imagine my surprise to see that the new Pope is an active Tweeter. Whether you are Catholic or not, the ability of this man to boil complicated topics down into message of startling simplicity is awe-inspiring.
Here is a sampling:
• Don’t be afraid to ask God for forgiveness. He never tires of forgiving us. God is pure mercy.
• True charity requires courage: let us overcome the fear of getting our hands dirty so as to help those in need.
• The secret of Christian living is love. Only love fills the empty spaces caused by evil.
• Christ is always faithful. Let us pray to be always faithful to him.
You can find more at his Twitter feed here: https://twitter.com/Pontifex