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Friday, September 25, 2015

See, listen, respond. Plus a nice cuppa.

To pick one from all the examples, in his speech to the U.S. Congress Pope Francis said about migrants from southern countries:
We must not be taken aback by their numbers, but rather view them as persons, seeing their faces and listening to their stories, trying to respond as best we can to their situation.
Since I was thinking about that while making a cup of tea, the thought popped into my head of understanding Pope Francis's "theology of encounter" in the context of Argentina's custom of sharing a gourd of yerba mate.