Sunday, February 21, 2021

Fratelli Tutti 2

Fratelli Tutti -

The Holy Father's encyclical responds with a enlightening example, a herald of hope: the Good Samaritan.

The second chapter is entitled, “A stranger on the road.” This chapter is dedicated to the figure of the Good Samaitan. In this chapter, Pope Francis emphasizes that, in an unhealthy society that turns its back on suffering and that is “illiterate” in caring for the frail and vulnerable, we are all called – just like the Good Samaritan – to become neighbors to one another, overcoming prejudices, personal interests, historic and cultural barriers. 

In other words, we are co-responsible in creating a society that is able to include, integrate and lift up those who have fallen or are suffering. 

Love builds bridges and “we were made for love.”