It was quite an experience. Full disclosure... I fell asleep a few times
Reasons for why this is understandable:
- Jet lag / I'd been up since 7 and hadn't been sleeping well
- THE ENTIRE THING WAS IN A DIFFERENT LANGUAGE (I knew this going in, but still)
Seriously though, I'm so glad I got to go and experience it. It was incredible to actually see the Pope in person. Unreal.
The Homily (in English)
If you don't have time to read the whole thing, this was my favorite part (After reading the translation the next day, of course):
"Human beings have an innate restlessness for God, but this restlessness is a participation in God's own restlessness for us. Since God is concerned about us, He follows us even to the crib, even to the Cross."
Another post to come soon about Orientation and life in Rome!