One of the things that gives me the most pleasure in life is visiting a nursing home. I went this morning with my usual pecan tarts which the residents really enjoy. They enjoy the visit, the chance to talk and talk about their lives. If they say to me Merry Christmas, I return the same. There are two Jewish vets, one a Korean vet and the other Vietnam that usually sit together. I wished them a happy Hanukka and they replied to me Merry Christmas. For me, it's not about religion an the dogma that comes with it but the brotherhood. And, though they truly seem to enjoy it when I visit, the truth is that I get a heck of a lot more out of it then they do.
I thnk we could all learn something from the new Pope. What a marvelous leader for his religion and all mankind!