WE MUST CARE FOR THE OTHER - Reflection for November 2008
In our service of charity, we must be inspired and distinguished by a specific attitude:
we must care for the other as a pers
on for whom God has made us responsible.
As disciples of Jesus, we are called to become neighbours of everyone (like the Good Samaritan in St. Luke’s Gospel)  and to show special favour to those who are poorest, most alone and most in need. In helping the hungry, the thirsty, the foreigner, the naked, the sick, the imprisoned – as well as the child in the womb and the old person who is suffering or near death – we have the opportunity to serve.
Evangelium Vitae ,The Gospel of Life, Pope John Paul 11.

Make us worthy, Lord, to serve those throughout the world who live and die in poverty and hunger.  Give them through our hands,this day their daily bread, and by our understanding love, give peace and joy. Amen.   
Pope Paul VI (1897-1978)