To live our faith, we must do two things: love God with all our heart and love our neighbor as ourselves. We live with the eyes and heart of Christ, concerned with the poor and ensuring the dignity of work and rights of workers. This is how we extend God’s reach into the world.
A basic moral test of a society is how its most vulnerable members are faring. In a society marred by deepening divisions between rich and poor, our tradition instructs us to put the needs of poor and vulnerable people first.
The economy must serve people, not the other way around. Work is more than a way to make a living; it is a form of continuing participation in God’s creation. If the dignity of work is to be protected, then the basic rights of workers must be respected—the right to productive work, to decent and fair wages, to the organization and joining of unions, to private property, and to economic initiative.
You pray for the hungry. Then you feed them. That’s how prayer works.Pope Francis
Lord, thank you for letting me be Your hands and feet.
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