Pope Francis has a knack for making startling statements that catch people’s attention.
Systemic change does not just happen. It takes the collaboration of many people with different gifts. Each of us has a role in the chorus.
Yes, stories are wonderful for capturing attention. But I also learned that stories often just capture a moment in time. Narratives are about a movement over time and speak to our worldview. To that degree, they engage and motivate us.
The gift of a closing prayer drawn from nature.
The best way to help the poor is to respect them, to stand before them as an equal, without any masks, privilege, without any authority other than love and respect. And love will help you persevere in spite of the disappointments and the failures and the lack of honesty that we have to deal with almost every day.
The question that built a city! “Do you love your children?” When he received an affirmative response, he said: “Let’s work together, give them a future.”