|"Take care...not to forget the things which
your own eyes have seen." (Deuteronomy 4:9)
The experience of the Fathers love urges Christians to give of themselves to others,
obeying a logic of service and solidarity in openness to their brothers and sisters. The
arenas in which the Church through the centuries has borne witness to Gods love in
her word and action are vast.
Still today we see immense areas in which the work of Christians must bring to bear the
charity of God. New forms of poverty and the pressing questions which trouble many hearts
await a concrete and appropriate response. Those who are lonely, those on the margins of
society, the hungry, the victims of violence, those who have no hope must be able to
experience, in the Churchs loving care, the tenderness of the Heavenly Father who,
from the very beginning of the world, has kept every individual in mind in order to fill
each one with his blessings. .... Pope John Paul II
Do an unnecessary act of love today, remembering God's love for you.
Give me a perfect heart to receive your work, that I may bring forth fruit in