Heart of a child

by Fr. Jeff

You have given me great role models in my life. I was young for his pontificate, but Blessed John Paul II was part of my inspiration to become a priest.

Benedict XVI taught me how to be one.

I was in seminary when he became the 264th successor of St. Peter. His words and role model have been a great example. But there is one quality of his for which I am especially grateful and that I desire to imitate with the simple gifts You give me:

“He has the intelligence of five men and the heart of a child.”

I may not have the same intelligence, but I do have the same desire to love. Today, I thank You for Pope Benedict XVI and his

heart of a child.