Hillary Clinton turned to a surprising source for healing after her devastating loss: Pope Francis’s TED Talk

Source: The Washington Post

 September 15
https://embed.ted.com/talks/lang/en/pope_francis_why_the_only_future_worth_building_includes_everyone

When Pope Francis delivered a surprise TED Talk in late April, he called for powerful people to use their influence to care for others.

Somewhere Hillary Clinton was watching. It had been a little more than six months since she had endured the greatest disappointment of her lifetime and was still feeling bitter about her unexpected loss to Donald Trump. She was angry about the bullies at Trump rallies who were never called upon to show empathy in the same way that her supporters were for them.

But as she reflected on the pope’s words during her now-famous walks in the woods near her Chappaqua, N.Y., home, she realized she needed to heed his advice to open her heart to all.

In her new campaign memoir, “What Happened,” Clinton shares how the pope’s message of inclusion helped her heal. She writes: “He called for a ‘revolution of tenderness.’ What a phrase! He said, ‘We all need each other, none of us is an island, an autonomous and independent ‘I,’ separated from the other, and we can only build the future by standing together, including everyone.’ ”

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