Thought For The Week

“If I encounter a person sleeping outdoors on a cold night, I can view him or her as an annoyance, an idler, an obstacle in my path, a troubling sight, a problem for politicians to sort out, or even a piece of refuse cluttering a public space. Or I can respond with faith and charity, and see in this person a human being with a dignity identical to my own, a creature infinitely loved by the Father, an image of God, a brother or sister redeemed by Jesus. That is what it is to be a Christian!”

(Gaudete et Exsultate: Rejoice and Exult – Pope Francis’ Apostolic Exhortation, 2018)