Pope Benedict XVI: Give the look of love

“Seeing with the eyes of Christ, I can give to others much more than their outward necessities; I can give them the look of love which they crave.”

Pope Benedict XVI in God is Love–Deus Caritas Est: Encyclical Letter (Vatican City: Libreria Editrice Vaticana, 2006) 22.

As we have explored life for the wealthy, another phenomenon is the way they often view the poor: as a problem to be solved. Christ treated the poor as people in need of love.
Father, thank you for the love you have extended to each of us in Jesus. Give us the eyes of Christ to see others (rich or poor) the way you see them, by your Holy Spirit, we pray.


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