This brings to mind the prayer of St. Francis which if meditated upon would make every Christian, not just Catholics, a true follower of Jesus Christ and a bringer of peace to the world, probably just like Pope Francis. It is a prayer that is less of self, and more of others which eventually leads everyone to God, the giver of peace that passes all understanding.
The Prayer of Saint Francis
Lord, make me an instrument of thy peace.
Where there is hatred, let me sow love;
Where there is injury, pardon;
Where there is doubt, faith;
Where there is despair, hope;
Where there is darkness, light;
Where there is sadness, joy.
O divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek
To be consoled as to console,
To be understood as to understand,
To be loved as to love;
For it is in giving that we receive;
It is in pardoning that we are pardoned;
It is in dying to self that we are born to eternal life.
Come to think of it, isn't this the message of Christmas?
[Photos from the internet. The thumbs up sign photo is from The Independent.]