Pope Francis: Reject the Globalization of Indifference This Lent

Do we remain indifferent to the plight of those less fortunate?


In his message for Lent 2015, Pope Francis took aim at the globalization of indifference. Here are some highlights of his message:

“As long as I am relatively healthy and comfortable, I don’t think about those less well off. Today, this selfish attitude of indifference has taken on global proportions, to the extent that we can speak of a globalization of indifference. It is a problem which we, as Christians, need to confront.”

“Christians are those who let God clothe them with goodness and mercy, with Christ, so as to become, like Christ, servants of God and others.”

“For whoever is of Christ, belongs to one body, and in him we cannot be indifferent to one another.”

“Together with the saints who have found their fulfilment in God, we form part of that communion in which indifference is conquered by love.”

“Until this victory of love penetrates the whole…

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