Spirit of St. Vincent

By | March 31, 2019

β€œIt is true that we can also have compassion for others merely because suffering is an evil in its own right. This compassion is also good. But it does not really become charity unless it sees Christ in the one suffering and has mercy on him with the mercy of Christ. Jesus had pity on the multitudes not only because they were sheep without a shepherd, but also simply because they had no bread.” (Thomas Merton, No Man Is an Island).