I really don't understand the heat that the new pope is receiving about washing feet of two young women. I don't get it. Again, I'm not Catholic so some clarity here (constructive, please) would be wonderful.
I think that it is wonderful that he is willing to take on a church that was (sorry) seemingly a hot mess for a while with all of the ick and garbage that was coming out. He seems to be a very humble man and that by his example, perhaps people can see that life is about living and being a servant, not about the person with the most toys winning at the end.
He is an example that extravagances are unneeded and that instead of lavishing upon ourselves, we should move forth and share among the masses. Again, I'm looking at this from a non-Catholic point of view, but to say that I don't pay attention to the pope would be a lie. My grandmother LOVED Pope John Paul. I recall her love for him and how she spoke of him. No big offense to Pope Benedict, but I don't believe that my grandmother would have been as enamored with him.
So please explain, if you can and if you would choose to, how a humble man who requires literally very little and is willing to move amongst the masses minus the popemobile and all, how he can be criticized for being who he is and how he is conducting business.
Be constructive and be kind, please.