I am writing to give kudos to the recent beautifully enunciated letter to the editor about Pope Francis by Metairie student Brittaney Snyder.

As she noted so well, the “golden rule” is truly the “golden tool” for our living out a life of love and compassion.

And Pope Francis has surely demonstrated this to us!

I was also inspired recently by Pope Francis to record some songs on a CD in his honor and noted him as a “lover of mercy !”

Thank you, Brittaney, and Pope Francis for inspiring all of us to meet all people “where they’re at,” as we also like to note in my profession of social work (SW 101: Meet the client where they are!).

Keith John Paul Horcasitas

social worker

Baton Rouge