Pope Francis: A Crisis Reveals What Is in Our Hearts


… our lack of internal freedom, the idols we have been serving, the ideologies we have tried to live by

… most governments acted responsibly, imposing strict measures to contain the outbreak

… It is all too easy for some to take an idea — in this case, for example, personal freedom — and turn it into an ideology

… There are a thousand other crises that are just as dire

… the production and trade in weapons

… the hundreds of thousands of refugees fleeing poverty

… climate change

… This is a moment to dream big, to rethink our priorities

… We cannot return to the false securities of the political and economic systems we had before the crisis

… give to all access to the fruits of creation, to the basic needs of life: to land, lodging and labor

… exploited by a certain kind of populist politics that seeks power over society

… it is the call to embrace the reality that we are bound by bonds of reciprocity. On this solid foundation we can build a better, different, human future