Before you read the story behind this candid photo of Pope Francis, I invite you to notice your immediate responses. What are you thinking? How does it make you feel? Note your own facial expression: are the muscles in your face relaxed? Are you furrowed at the brow in a questioning way? Do you have a smile on your face?
And now, are you aware that while doing this little exercise, God is in every moment, every muscle, every cell, every receptor, every brain signal, every fibre of your DNA? And that God loves and blesses everything about you?
Breathe slowly, mindfully, for a few breaths. Give thanks.
Now you may read the story here, from the photographer himself, at Vatican City.