October 19th, 2003
29th Sunday of Ordinary Time
"To become great"
Only the one who wholeheartedly cares for the common good can be truly a great one in a society. No matter what his function is. No matter how big the society is: if it is a nation, a work place or a family home.
But understanding other people's needs is always a burden beyond measure. It is uninterrupted exhaustion. All of it is surpassed however by the joy that one can help another person.
translation: Monika Darron