WWJD? What Would Jesus Drive?
WWJD is a popular acronym for What Would Jesus Do? But now, Pope Francis has turned WWJD into What Would Jesus Drive?
Well, according to Pope Francis, it certainly wouldn't be a Cadillac. The Pontiff said it pained him to see priests and nuns driving flashy cars, and told them to pick something more "humble." As part of his effort to make the Catholic Church more austere and focus on the poor, Francis told young and trainee priests and nuns from around the world that having the latest smartphone or fashion accessory was not the route to happiness. He added, "A car is necessary to do a lot of work, but please, choose a more humble one. If you like the fancy one, just think about how many children are dying of hunger in the world." Since succeeding Pope Benedict in March, the former cardinal Jorge Bergoglio of Argentina has shunned some of the more ostentatious trappings of his office and has chosen to live in a Vatican guest house rather than the ritzy papal apartments. By the way, the Pope's car of choice for moving around Vatican City -- a Ford Focus.