When the pope speaks, you listen.
As Catholics, we look to the pope to give us the guidance we need in life and take his word as the word of God.
Recently, Pope Francis submitted a TED Talk from the Vatican for TED's international conference in Vancouver.
"In this complicated and often confusing world, Pope Francis has become possibly the only moral voice capable of reaching people across boundaries and providing clarity and a compelling message of hope," said Bruno Giussani, TED's international curator.
Listening to Pope Francis give us lessons to live by is an extremely humbling experience. Who are we to disagree with him?
These were his main lessons:
We Are All Connected
"Quite a few years of life have strengthened my conviction that each and everyone's existence is deeply tied to that of others," Francis said. "Life is not time merely passing by, life is about interactions. I could have very well ended up among today's 'discarded' people. And that's why I always ask myself, deep in my heart: 'Why them and not me?'"
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