- Message for World Day of the Sick 2014, December 6, 2013 - Pope Francis
Suffering is a reality. The news brings stories of human suffering into our living rooms. We may experience suffering first hand, in our lives or the lives of our loved ones We may not be capable of removing the reality of suffering, but we can respond. Sometimes the simplest of gestures can make an amazing difference in the lives of those who suffer. Jesus comforted those who suffered with a touch, a kind word We can do the same. We need to do the same. A Christian needs to be moved by suffering, and have the courage to respond as he did. More important, we need to leave that act of kindness in Jesus’ hand to bring healing and peace.