I’ve been rather transfixed watching news coverage of Pope Francis’ visit to the U.S.  I see people in the crowds calling out to “Papa.”  And isn’t it wonderful that he speaks so bluntly and truthfully to Congress and at other gatherings…just like a papa.  When I watch him I find myself smiling and my eyes becoming moist.

With so much of the world in chaos and so much human suffering, who is a papa we can turn to?  Pope Francis? the Dalai Lama?

Hopefully there are millions of unknown papas….rabbis, pastors, imams, priests, dads, grandfathers, tribal elders…who also speak of and live lives of decency, simplicity, and compassion.

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