Thursday, December 22, 2016

“EMPATHY is about standing in someone else's shoes, feeling with his or her heart, seeing with his or her eyes…” - - POPE FRANCIS - - - pops out for new shoes - December 21, 2016

Prayer of St. Francis of Assisi 

Argentine Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio, now Pope Francis, walks through a subway turnstile in Buenos Aires in 2008


I'm incredibly proud of you': praise after pope pops out for new shoes - December 21, 2016 
Pope Francis was the toast of social media after successfully completing his latest groundbreaking mission: popping out of the Vatican to buy himself some new footwear.
The 80-year-old pontiff visited a pharmacy near the Holy See on Tuesday to pick up a pair of the orthopaedic shoes he wears to reduce the pain caused by chronic sciatica.
The visit was filmed and snapped on smartphones by a handful of customers who were in the shop at the time. Francis posed for pictures and blessed a crucifix belonging to one of the shop’s staff…
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A frugal pope buys his own shoes - December 21, 2016 
ROME -- As cardinal archbishop of Buenos Aires, he took the subway. Then as pope, he went out to buy his own eyeglasses. And now he picked up a pair of shoes.
Pope Francis caused a sensation after he left the Vatican late Tuesday (Dec. 20) and showed up in a pharmacy in the heart of Rome…
“A pope who goes to buy himself a pair of orthopedic shoes is like any citizen. A man among the people!” tweeted another fan.
Since his election in 2013 the former Jorge Bergoglio has made a point of leading a simple life, shunning the opulent papal apartments for a modest room in his residence, carrying his own briefcase and traveling in a simple Ford Fiesta.
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Empathy is about standing in someone else's shoes, feeling with his or her heart, seeing with his or her eyes. Not only is empathy hard to outsource and automate, but it makes the world a better place. 
Daniel H Pink

“All of God’s children got shoes”
Aaron F. Henderson - Artist 

Pope Francis vs Clerical Privilege
March 14, 2013 

Saint Teresa of Ávila

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