He Said It: Cardinal Jorge Bergolio (later Pope Francis)

All of us must care for life, cherish life, with tenderness, warmth…to give life is to open (our) heart, and to care for life is to (give oneself) in tenderness and warmth for others, to have concern in my heart for others.

Caring for life from the beginning to the end. What a simple thing, what a beautiful thing..So, go forth and don’t be discouraged. Care for life. It’s worth it.

~~~from a homily by Cardinal Bergolio in 2005, quoted in CNS Blog

photo: Jeon Han, Wikipedia Commons

Author: Ellen Kolb

New Hampshire-based writer, activist, hiker.