“Give them something to eat”

“More than by fear of going astray, my hope is that we will be moved by the fear of remaining shut up within structures which give us a false sense of security, within rules which make us harsh judges, within habits which make us feel safe, while at our door people are starving and Jesus does not tire of saying to us: ‘Give them something to eat.’” /Pope Francis/ 

Pope Francis’ theology is a theology of action. It starts with reality and people, and evangelism should also include fighting for social justice. If a doctrine becomes a dead letter, if it loses its intensity and stops listening to actual life and people, it is nothing but a meaningless theory losing the flavour of the Gospel.

This summer, I am making yet another long trip to Zambia. Besides unbelievable landscapes, incredibly beautiful sunrises and sunsets, moonrises and moonsets, I will be met with the warmth, love and joy of the people I encounter. Simplicity and joy in little things are the essence of their lives. Thanks to the kindness of individuals, we are going to continue our projects: building a new house at the high school dormitory as part of the Nawinda mission, which will accommodate 50 high school girls. We are also helping high school and college students living at our dormitories in Nawinda and Livingstone with their schooling. I would like to thank everybody who follows and supports the work of the Heart for Zambia Foundation.