Pope Francis on Monday emphasized the need for tenderness as the natural Christian response to human suffering.
The word “tenderness,” Pope Francis warned, is “a word that today risks being dropped from the dictionary.”
“We must take it up again and put it into practice anew. Christianity without tenderness does not work. Tenderness is a properly Christian attitude: it is also the very marrow of our encounter with people who suffer,” he said.
Question for thought:
- When has someone showing me tenderness had an impact on my life? How can I show this to others?