At some time in the near future will we hear how someone had the idea of some sort of symbol for the pope to carry at the 2018 Synod on Young People, the Faith and Vocational Discernment?
And will the end result of that creative license be the stang Pope Francis carried at the opening Mass symbolizing Sr Dorothy Stang, the crucifixion of the rain forests, Laudato Si, and Francis himself as the new St Francis of Assissi "embracing our Sister, Mother Earth?
Pope's Stang = Sr Dorothy Stang, the Martyr of the Amazon
Wood carved to look like bamboo = the rain forest
Christ crucified = Laudato Si's crucifixion of the rain forests and Mother Earth
The seed = the hope of making Catholic youth into social justice warriors
A person commenting on Fr Z's blog about what the big stick was that Francis was wielding hit the nail on the head - Bibi1003 said: "It's precious wood pierced by a nail, obviously symbolizing the crucifixion of the rain forests."