Spirit of St. Vincent

By | March 7, 2017

“The works of mercy affect a person’s entire life. For this reason, we can set in motion a real cultural revolution, beginning with simple gestures capable of reaching body and spirit, people’s very lives. This is a commitment that the Christian community should take up, in the knowledge that God’s word constantly calls us to leave behind the temptation to hide behind indifference and individualism in order to lead a comfortable life free of problems. Jesus tells his disciples: ‘The poor will always be with you’ (Jn 12:8). There is no alibi to justify not engaging with the poor when Jesus has identified himself with each of them.” (Pope Francis, Apostolic Letter: Misericordia et Misera)

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