Dear Pope Francis,
Hi. You probably don't remember me but I am the one who wrote to you about the trials and tribulations of being a Francis. I talked about the tricky spellings, mispronunciations and nicknames. Did you get a nickname? I'm dying to know. I think Frank would be fitting and kind of funny, so casual for such a reverent person.
Anyway, thank you for responding back and including an autographed picture. Your photo is on my refrigerator along with pictures of my two boys. I also wanted to you know, I think you are doing a stand-up job.
Holy Smokes! (No pun intended.) You sure have accomplished a lot in such a short time. Your simple but powerful words of loving everyone no matter what is really turning heads. You've even got atheists posting your words on Facebook, publicly stating, "I could get into this." Of course the newscasters are on it too. It's ironic how "loving everyone without judgment" is considered news. How many years old is this message? Thanks for the refresh. The world desperately needs to hear it.
I would like to clone you Pope Francis, pop a few of you into the U.S. Congress. You probably heard about our government shutdown. A number of elected officials were so caught up in being right and judgmental, they couldn't agree on a budget. A temporary fix put the decision off until February. Joking aside, our leaders are in need of some serious help.