Wow. Pope Francis told Catholics to go make a “mess.” How awesome is that?
Pope Francis reportedly said:
“I want to tell you something. What is it that I expect as a consequence of World Youth Day? I want a mess. We knew that in Rio there would be great disorder, but I want trouble in the dioceses!” he said, speaking off the cuff in his native Spanish. “I want to see the church get closer to the people. I want to get rid of clericalism, the mundane, this closing ourselves off within ourselves, in our parishes, schools or structures. Because these need to get out!”
The call to Christ is a radical one. Love is countercultural. Embrace your inner radical.
Remember what Jesus said about lukewarm Christians.