What I Like About Pope…
(sing to “What I like about you”)
Not being a big follower of the Pope or anything Pope-related, I have to say that there are some positive lessons that I am taking away by paying a little more attention to Pope selection this time around then, oh 10 or 600 years ago.
Church in trouble. Church in need of discipline. Church in need of someone to reflect a changing world. Sounds a lot like business these days, no.
Who did they choose? Was it a snappy, 30-something Priest of today with cool jeans and a collar to match – fresh off his Twitter account? Nope – it’s always an elder with years of experience and perspective. This time around – from Latin America.
Why do we not relish that which comes from age in other professions or in life? This idea of “hot (fill in the blanks) under 40” as the pinnacle of success is insane. What success? What failures, perspective and learnings can you possibly have at that point that make up for experience?
I get that business, and comedy for sure, are not the Catholic church. (There’s a whole routine there – I got to think about that one some more). However, it would be so interesting to me how our society would be different if we chased things that only age, experience and perspective could bring and not the finest appearance, “cool factor” and buzz that you could get during the 1st half of your life.
That’s what I like about pope…and I hear he really knows how to dance—especially when he goes up, down and talks about true romance.
Over and out.