Wisdom has shaped us. The Book of Proverbs says, “How much better to get wisdom than gold, to choose understanding rather than silver!” (16:16)
We probably need to be forgiven for permitting social inequality to grow. Vincent had tenderness of heart. He understood that some problems require a complex, even systemic, response. But we can’t learn it from these quotes. They are “fake news.”
The key to fruitful observance of the practices of Lent is to recognize their link to baptismal renewal. We are called not just to abstain from sin during Lent, but to true conversion of our hearts.
Be inspired by this presentation of quotes from St. Vincent de Paul on aspects of collaboration.