There is a very important moment in our Christian lives when we realize that we can freely choose to help others and be good to them, for no other reason that the simple fact that it please God and will give the other person happiness. We realize that people need me and I need them. I can make a difference in someone else’s life by my actions or words – in a positive or a negative way. The YOUCAT # of the month for Conquest & Challenge speaks about how we as Catholics are called to help those in need, especially those who cannot help themselves. YOUCAT question of the month: #242: Why should the Church take special care of the sick? One of the distinctive characteristics of Christianity has always been that the elderly, the sick, and the needy are central to it.
Pope Francis is a wonderful example of service. He is not afraid of getting his hands dirty to help someone in need. When speaking to young people last year he said, “Do not shut yourselves in your small world, but be open to others, especially to the poorest and neediest, to work to improve the world in which we live. Be men and women for others, real champions in the service of others.” Let’s answer his call to be champions in service by living out this virtue of the month and serving the people in our lives.