I have a Dominican priest friend (very big, far bigger than I am, on liturgical issues and quite staunchly orthodox) who said, “I don’t really expect Francis to be a big liturgy guy. The joke among us Dominicans is ‘As lost as a Jesuit during Holy Week.’ But if he reforms the curia and the Vatican bureaucracy I will happily call his pontificate a success, and I think he’ll do it.”
My mind always goes back to that conversation. And I think Francis’ gifts to the Church will go far beyond mere bureaucratic stuff. I’m so grateful to live when I do.