I had been curled up on my couch - sick - waiting for the new Pope to be introduced to the people. The cameras kept panning back and forth over the crowd which was swelling with cheers of excitement and anticipation. About 10 minutes before Pope Francis took to the bacony, this child came up on my screen. Obviously on the shoulders of his or her father, this child raised - triumphantly - the Crucifix.
Victory, dear Lord. Your throne of Salvation is STILL our sign of triumph, and this child raised it up above Your people in anticipation of Your new Vicar.
This, for me, was an image of hope... an image of joy!
So I actually scrambled for my camera and replayed the scene so I could snap this picture. That's my TV on pause! I hope to come across a better picture of this image. It's just beautiful.
Anyway, just wanted to share this with you! Anyone else have any favorite images of the conclave / election? There are certainly some great memes out there now. Ha ha ha!