When we for the first time turned to the Gospel to learn that Christ lives in everyone who is needful of help, we did not hasten to devote all our time at Christ’s bed in the hospital, or give Christ the excess clothing stored in our wardrobes. It rarely dawns on us to care about prisoners. As to strangers, we are a little scared of them:
It is crystal clear that our society is infected with a shortage of love. I think that our contemporaries, choked up in the general atmosphere of enmity (because of the lack of love), above all expect love from the Church. That is why above all we should tell those on the outside that God is love.