Taking control is an easy journey when you establish the path in an effective perspective. Sharing Pope Francis insight applies to more than faith institutions. “Structural and organizational reforms are secondary — that is they come afterward….The first reform must be the attitude. Ministers of the Gospel must be people who can warm the hearts of the people, who walk through the dark night with them, who know how to dialogue and to descend themselves into their people’s night, into the darkness without getting lost. The people of God want pastors, not clergy acting like bureaucrats….”
(National Catholic Reporter – January 3-16, 2014, page 5)
.This instruction applies to all institutions, and especially political organizations. It also is an appropriate instruction to our own lives. Assess your own attitude, by seeking connection with your universe. This new Pope is a breath of fresh air, in providing us with hope that we can change our institutions to ensure a better tomorrow. Change must begin with each individual, and attitude from Latin aptus means fit!