A quote from Pope Francis:
“In a word: charity cannot be neutral, antiseptic, indifferent, lukewarm or impartial! Charity is infections, it excites, it risks and it engages! For true charity is always unmerited, unconditional and gratuitous! Charity is creative in finding the right words to speak to all those considered incurable and hence untouchable. Finding the right words. Contact is the language of genuine communication, the same endearing language which brought healing to the leper. How many healings can we perform if only we learn this language of contact! The leper, once cured, became a messenger of God’s love. The Gospel tells us that ‘he went out and began to proclaim it freely and to spread the word.’ ”
— Mass with new cardinals created at consistory, Feb. 15, 2015
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