Today no one in our world feels responsible; we have lost a sense of responsibility for our brothers and sisters. We have fallen into the hypocrisy of the priest and the Levite whom Jesus described in the parable of the Good Samaritan: we see our brother half dead on the side of the road, and perhaps we say to ourselves: “poor soul…!”, and then go on our way. It’s not our responsibility, and with that we feel reassured, assuaged. The culture of comfort, which makes us think only of ourselves, makes us insensitive to the cries of other people, makes us live in soap bubbles which, however lovely, are insubstantial; they offer a fleeting and empty illusion which results in indifference to others; indeed, it even leads to the globalization of indifference. In this globalized world, we have fallen into globalized indifference. We have become used to the suffering of others: it doesn’t affect me; it doesn’t concern me; it’s none of my business!

-Pope Francis

  • Lee

    Our Pope Francis has a wonderful way of just putting it out there for us. Are we willing to recognize ourselves,for our children and grand children’s sake. The Baby Boomers have some time left to help make things a little better if only they will get uncomfortable and start their crusade to right some wrongs. Where shall we begin? Well, how about bringing Christ back into our family’s homes. Start prayer and Rosary groups specifically for Peace through the consecration of Russia by all Bishops of the Catholic Church.