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From Distress to Smile

From Distress to Smile

Elizabeth Varghese, married and with two children, is an educator by profession. She was born and brought up in Indore, Madhya Pradesh, before moving to Delhi where she now lives and teaches children with special educational needs.

Giving time to the less fortunate

Giving time to the less fortunate

Inspired by the words of Pope Francis, on the occasion of the Year of Mercy, Rohan, an engineering student, and Joel, a young professional, recently made some visits to the less fortunate in Mumbai. Both are surprised by what they saw.

From Mumbai to Pope Francis

From Mumbai to Pope Francis

Joshua Gomes is a Mass Media student at Mumbai University. He recently travelled to Rome to participate in an international congress on “The Ecology of the Human Person and His Environment”.

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“Mercy is more than simply being compassionate”

You fulfill a demanding plan of life: you rise early, you pray, you frequent the sacraments, you work or study a lot, you are sober and mortified, but you are aware that something is missing. Consider this in your conversation with God: since holiness, or the struggle to achieve it, is the fullness of charity, you must look again at your love of God and your love of others for his sake. Then you may discover, hidden in your soul, great defects that you have not even been fighting against. You may not be ...

...a good son, a good brother, a good companion, a good friend, a good colleague. And, if you love your "holiness'' in a disordered manner, you are envious. You sacrifice yourself in many small personal details, and so you are attached to yourself, to your own person. Deep down you do not live for God or for others, but only for yourself. (Furrow, 739)

In his Sermon on the Mount, Jesus teaches his divine command of charity to all who are ready to listen with an...

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