I, like most Catholics here in the U.S., am excited that the Pope has personally brought his message to our country. You can feel the excitement and the hope. Even TV stations that normally spend time covering the issues the Church has, are devoting hours and hours of coverage.
(By the way, my favorite part of the Pope's visit was when he chose to have a simple dinner with homeless people instead of lavish dinner with Congress. If that doesn't inspire people, I don't know what will.)
In any case, the most frustrating thing for me about the Pope's visit is the frequent comment that people are still upset with him that the Church has not moved far enough to accommodate various groups.
There is no better example of society forgetting why we are here, or Who we are here to serve.
We are not here to change God's laws. We are here to follow them.
God does not adapt to our needs. We need to adapt to His.
We are not here to indulge in our needs. We are here to serve God's.
There are too many people that have forgotten that, and the importance of attending Mass every week.
Please join me in praying for all of them.
God Bless you.