First, I do not know much about the purpose or the importance of having a Pope, but I still respect the Christians who sincerely admire the Pope and I also adore the man himself for all the inconceivable things he stands for or promotes. He's definitely one of a kind.
The pope was just recently in United States, in fact he left couple of days ago. During his visit, he visited various spots and as usual his positive and Godly impact was felt tremendously everywhere.
The following spots are some of the places he visited during his trip to United States:
1. White House (to say whatz up to Bush)
2. DC Area (I think he visited a stadium for religion mass)
3. Ground zero ( to pay respect to the victims of 911)
4. Synagogue (to give much love and respect to the Jews)
5. Sexually abused victims (to apologize and motivate these folks)
6. A church in NY city (for a religion mass)
7. Yankee stadium (for a final religion mass)
He absolutely did his thing as usual without any questions, but he did not accept or acknowledge the invitation of the Mu slim society in United States.
I thought as a divine entity, one should see all equally regardless of the skin color, class, belief, politics or state of mind. So, what happened?
Moreover, Pope in the past has also delivered many speeches in which he clearly promoted peace and unity. I thought accepting the invitation would have been the greatest opportunity to sincerely, publicly and physically endorse peace and unity for all mankind. I thought it would have been very effectively, extremely magnificent and also touched many lives if he had spared few minutes to meet with this group of people.
I believe in action much more than mere speech; and I truly believe that acknowledging the invitation by pope would have embraced peace in general and brought a new dimension to the way folks see things and treat one another in regard to religion and faith.
It is never a good feeling to be ignored, afterall God created all!
The benefit of meeting with couple of Mu slim professors and students (in a well controlled environment) by the Pope would have brought enormous peace and relief to this world.
I may also be wrong without any doubt, but it is written that you'll miss 100% of all shots that you do not take.
Again, much love and respect to the Pope.
May God bless the earth with an everlasting love and peace!
What do you think?