None of these things in themselves bother me (honestly, I don’t care if the pope is seen eating or drinking regular food and drink in public!). What I worry about is that this pope will be so meek, so humble, so non-traditional in his treatment of the office that he might delight people with his everyday commonness but will actually weaken respect to the office he holds.
We’ll just have to wait and see.
I don’t see him as meek. In fact these are signs, to me, that he might be the man with common sense—and with a spine.
We shall see.
Paul writes in 2 Corinthians 12:9, “ But he said to me, My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness. Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christs power may rest on me.”
I submit to you this Pope is a man after God’s heart. He is a precious priest of the church. He is deemphasizing himself, papal power so the message of Christ can penetrate, in the spirit & tradition of Paul and Peter. I find him inspiring myself.
Just don’t forget to pray.