Mahatma Gandhi said it years ago, ‘The world has enough for everyone’s need, but not enough for everyone’s greed’.
Pope Francis said recently, ‘We go our way in haste, without worrying that gaps are increasing, that the greed of a few is adding to the poverty of many others’.
This is where we Jesuits and you, our collaborators, should commit ourselves to walk with the poor.
Allow me to caution and remind you, that the path we seek to walk with the poor should be one that promotes social justice and the change of economic, political and social structures that generate injustice. This path, we believe, is an essential dimension for the reconciliation of individuals and peoples. You are already on the path of walking with the poor. While I congratulate you for all that you have done and are doing, I also urge you to move on relentlessly, until Justice and Reconciliation is achieved for all. (...)
Let us join our hands to witness to a faith that promotes reconciliation based on justice, peace and equality. May the Reign of a loving God become an experiential reality for every human being. It is indeed a utopia, a big dream. However, what is life without big dreams?