Vatican City, Jul 29, 2018 / 06:03 am
The love with which individuals and communities treat the poor, the weak, and the hungry, is the best measure of faith, Pope Francis said in his Angelus address Sunday.
"Faced with the cry of hunger – all sorts of 'hunger' – of so many brothers and sisters in every part of the world, we cannot remain detached and calm spectators," the pope said July 29.
"The proclamation of Christ, bread of eternal life, requires a generous commitment of solidarity for the poor, the weak, the least important, the defenseless. This action of proximity and charity is the best verification of the quality of our faith, both on a personal level and on a community level."
Reflecting on the day's Gospel of the multiplication of the loaves and the fishes, the pope said that though Jesus gave everything for us, even his life, "he certainly did this too: he took care of the food for the body."