…without the guidance of charity in truth,
this global force could cause unprecedented damage
and create new divisions within the human family…
humanity runs new risks of enslavement and manipulation..
—POPE BENEDICT XVI, Caritas in Veritate, n.33, 26
WHEN I was a child, the Lord was already preparing me for this worldwide ministry. That formation came primarily through my parents whom I saw love and reach out to people in need with concrete help, irregardless of their color or status. So, in the school yard, I was often drawn to the kids who were left behind: the overweight kid, the Chinese boy, the aboriginals who became good friends, etc. These were the ones Jesus wanted me to love. I did so, not because I was superior, but because they needed to be acknowledged and loved like me.Continue reading