Even the Pope has noticed things are a little tense around the world these days. And he has a simple suggestion to fix it.
Pope Francis says people might be better off if they checked their Bibles as frequently as their smart phones. Speaking in Saint Peter's Square yesterday, the Pontiff wondered what it would be like if pocket versions of the holy book were treated with the same care, if people pulled them out on train rides and made sure not to leave them behind.
"What would happen if we treated the bible like we do our mobile phones? If we turned around to retrieve it when we forgot it? If we carried it with us always, even a small pocket version? If we read God's messages in the bible like we read messages on the mobile phone?"
Wanting people to reflect, he continued "It is not technology which determines whether or not communication is authentic, but rather the human heart and our capacity to use wisely the means at our disposal”
Francis said it would make us more capable of "accepting and loving our brothers, especially the most vulnerable and needy, and even our enemies."
Food for thought.