Mt 8:1-4

"Jesus stretched out his hand and touched him"

The greatest disease in the West today is not tuberculosis or leprosy; it is being unwanted, unloved and uncared for. We can cure physical diseases with medicine, but the only cure for loneliness, despair and hopelessness is love. There are many in the world who are dying for a piece of bread, but there are many more dying for a little love. The poverty in the West is a different kind of poverty – it is not only a poverty of loneliness bu also of spirituality. There's a hunger for love as there is a hunger for God.

Teresa of Calcutta (1910-1997), founder of the Missionary Sisters of Charity

Painted by Lyn Deutsch