One dad spoke to his family. “I’m sure you’ve seen all kinds of houses, huts, high-rise buildings and farms. We’ve never been rich but like most people we know I would consider us middle class. We do have a nice enough house and enough to live off, if we don’t waste money or spend extravagantly. The fact that we do share our resources with others is important. It is not that being rich is so wrong but that in a way it takes away from the poor. We should all share more equally. And by the way no new cellphones for you kids this year.” It was quite hard for the younger ones to understand why Pope Francis so often condemns the rich. They saw that Jesus did the same in the gospel of today. “
Woe to you that are rich for you have receive your consolation. Woe to you that are full now, for you shall hunger. From Luke 6:20-26.
Pope Francis. We have to realize that a true ecological approach always becomes a social approach; it must integrate questions of justice in debates on the environment, so as to hear both the cry of the earth and the cry of the poor. LS 49.