Vatican City: Christian charity doses not ends with mere donating money. It is more than that, said Pope Francis during the Wednesday general audience. What do you do when you see a poor man in front of your doorstep stretching out his hands towards you for help? Will you turn your face away from him? or help him fruitfully? The Pope posed asked the gathered.
“Poverty in the abstract doesn’t challenge us, it makes us think, lament, but when you see poverty in the flesh of a man, woman or child, yes, this challenges us,” the Holy Father said.
“But when, going down the street, we cross a person in need, or a poor man comes knocking at the door of our house, it is very different,” because we are “no longer in front of an image, but we are personally involved. There is no longer any distance between me and him or her.” The Holy Father continued.
The Pope advised the faithful to share whatever each one has by entrusting one’s share to the hands of the Lord. So that it will become a superabundant wealth.