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.”
Jesus knew the power of stories. And he changed so many lives. Do you really want to change things? Tell a story!
Corpus Christi – You got the picture but did you get the message?
Our ability to go and do likewise in imitation of Jesus’ washing of the disciples’ feet is the “criterion by which the authenticity of our Eucharistic celebrations is judged.”
On Pentecost, they received the gift of God’s Spirit and they realized they had a mission to accomplish. Pentecost changed them… but not fully. As we have seen in the readings of the Acts of the Apostles they still had a lot to learn about their mission.