Vatican City, Nov 9, 2016 / 06:30 am
On Wednesday Pope Francis said that in order to be more like Jesus, we must not be indifferent to others, but rather meet people where they are and show mercy to those in need, especially the sick and imprisoned.
“We can all be instruments of the mercy of God and this will do more good for us than others because mercy passes through a gesture, a word, a visit and this mercy is an act to restore joy and dignity to those who have lost it,” the Pope said Nov. 9 in St. Peter’s Square.
“Jesus did it,” he said, adding that when we do these things “we do not fall into indifference, but we become instruments of God’s mercy.”
Continuing his catechesis on the corporal works of mercy, which he has been reflecting on the past few weeks, Pope Francis focused on the works of visiting the sick and the imprisoned.