The Golden Rule…

and (as a follower of Jesus Christ) a Golden Ruler.

(Click each picture of a better view.) I was glued to the television set. I shed some tears–and appreciate that Speaker John Boehner could openly weep as he listened to Pope Francis. There were claps of approval when the Pope talked about living by The Golden Rule. Many of the Pope’s comments seemed well received. However, I wonder if his words “went in one ear and out the other.”

God Bless America

Before entering the Chambers

Pope Francis at Congress

Pope Francis

Pope Francis (close up)

Pope Francis greets and is greeted

Oops, sunshine on the screen

Speaker John Boehner weeps

The Cardinals

No signal

View of the crowd

Pausing before statue of Junipero Serra

On the balcony

On the balcony (close up)

John Boehner weeps

John Boehner weeps

Golden Rule

Golden Rule Matthew7-12

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Junipero Serra statueInformation about the statue of Junipero Serra, and California Governor Jerry Brown’s desire to keep the statue in the National Statuary Hall Collection on Capitol Hill.

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En route to St. Patrick's Cathedral

Moving down 5th Avenue

Outside St. Patrick's

A blessing

Moving down center aisle

Inside view of St. Patrick's Cathedral

At the alter

Pope Francis at the alter

Outside St. Patrick's Cathedral

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