The Justice and Peace members in the group asked, “How does God choose or appoint leaders, or does he? One can’t help but wonder who does and on what grounds? Is it through money spent on election campaigns, or being a fiery speaker or are there people, or a group of standing and integrity, who makes the choices? Even Jesus’ way of choosing the twelve apostles was challenging. Makes one think!”
Jesus saw Levi sitting at the tax office and he said, “Follow me.” When the scribes and Pharisees saw Jesus eating with sinners and tax collectors they asked, “why?” Jesus heard it and said, “Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick. I came not to call the righteous, but sinners.”
Pope Francis. A financial reform open to ethical considerations that favours human beings, would require a vigorous change of approach on the part of political leaders. I urge them to face this challenge with determination and an eye to the future. Money must serve, not rule! The Pope loves everyone, rich and poor alike, but he is obliged in the name o Christ to remind all that the rich must help, respect and promote the poor. EG 58.