Rome, 30 November, 2019 / 11:00 am (ACI Africa).
In a visit to Rome’s Caritas center Friday, Pope Francis emphasized the shared experience of vulnerability among Christ and the poor.
“Vulnerability unites us all. We are all vulnerable,” Pope Francis said Nov. 29 in St. Jacinta Hospitality House, a temporary home for the elderly and homeless.
“God also wanted to make himself vulnerable with us. He is one of us and he suffered: not having a home where he was born, he suffered persecution, escaping to another country, a migrant, he suffered poverty. God became vulnerable. And because of this we can talk with Jesus, he is one of us,” he said.
Pope Francis said that being close to the poor reminds one of their own wounds and vulnerability.
“This is beautiful because it means that we also need salvation,” he said. “This is a grace that the poor give us.”