Look at the poor and touch them

The poor are different from us and, at the most, we give them something out of public consciousness, if we happen to meet them but we prefer to ignore them. Pope Francis’ words.

by Simone Marini

“ Do you give alms?” “Yes, father!” “Good, good. And tell me when you give alms do you look into the face the person you give the alms to?” “Well I don’t know, I did not notice it”. “And when you give alms do you touch the hand of the person you give alms to or do you just throw him a coin?”. These words which Pope Francis said seem to have barely touched us and have been welcomed with a tender smile of sympathy.