“Teacher, we saw someone driving out demons in your name,
and we tried to prevent him because he does not follow us.”
Jesus replied, “Do not prevent him.
There is no one who performs a mighty deed in my name
who can at the same time speak ill of me.
For whoever is not against us is for us.”
The Holy Father promised to ponder a theology of the middle class, and it seems that those caught in the middle between the margins of the Church and those attempting to provide a pastoral encuentro perhaps need the reminder to contemplate their own woodwork.
Seriously, I am looking forward to what Pope Francis has to say to the majority of Americans in the middle.