What Pope Francis Could Teach Francis Underwood

Millennial co-founder Christopher Hale has a new article in Time. He writes:

Frank Underwood has no time for human relationships. He tells us that “friends make the worst enemies” and that “the best thing about human beings is that they stack so neatly.” Pope Francis would surely implore Underwood to remember his namesake: “Saint Francis witnesses to respect for everyone, he testifies that each of us is called to protect our neighbor, that the human person is at the center of creation, at the place where God – our creator – willed that we should be. Not at the mercy of the idols we have created!”

In the end, it will be this idolatry of power that will bring Francis Underwood down. Viewers might like him for a season or two, but every villain has his day. That’s too bad, because, as Pope Francis reminds us, when focused on the common good, “politics is a noble activity.”

The full article can be read here.