Quote from John Thavis blog:
But Francis said ecology begins with the individual, who needs to guard against pride and envy, as well as emotions that “tear down.” People need compassion, he said, and he argued that “tenderness” should not be seen as “the virtue of the weak."
My own take: Francis also spoke of how St. Joseph led with silence, discretion, and humility. Oh yes, give us that type of leadership, instead of the blustering, politician types among the clergy and the laity. Let's have leaders with class, the class of St. Joseph, not ideologues haranguing us with pharisaical self-righteousness and smugness--the type of ideologues all too common everywhere, but most distressingly among those who identify themselves as religious but seem to have conveniently missed out on humility and self-effacement.