In a recent chat with a good priest friend of mine we discussed the colourful preaching of Pope Francis. As odd as it seems, my mate mentioned how often Pope Francis mentions “parrots” in his talks and specifically in his homilies. At the heart of this concept Pope Francis warns that we can (at times) slip into becoming Christian Parrots; whereby we mindlessly just repeat words and gestures without any real thought or reflection. Much like a parrot. Polly want a cracker? Polly want a cracker?
To highlight this point, I thought I would include a couple of snippets from Pope Francis: