The pope gave us a beautiful example of humility in his resignation today, just before we begin the season of Lent.
It was a brave decision. No pope in recent times has resigned. He was not afraid of going out into uncharted waters.
It was not his own good he looked out for, but the good of the church. The office of the papacy is demanding and he saw it beyond his strength.
I think he leaves a powerful legacy that will be more appreciated in time. His books on Jesus of Nazareth are treasures that will last. His homilies and letters will be mined for years to come. He’s a beautiful writer and religious thinker.
God bless him.