The gritty but beautiful words from Pope Francis below remind me of something Mother Teresa used to say – that it’s easier to feed a hungry stranger than to love the hurting person inside your own home. How we take each other for granted in the family! How we don’t take the time. How we mess up. But how we keep trying!
When I read these words I feel the way I imagine I might have felt if Jesus was preaching to me – upbraided but inspired – put in my place but not ashamed – aware of my shortcomings but excited about changing.
May God grant us “tired faces from generous giving” in our families!