The biggest disease today is not leprosy or tuberculosis, but rather the feeling of being unwanted.
It is very compelling that before Jesus explained God's words, before he explained the beatitudes to the crowd, he felt compassion for them and fed them (Matthew 5). Only after they were fed did he start to teach them.
Seeking the face of God in everything, everyone, all the time, and his hand in every happening; This is what it means to be contemplative in the heart of the world. Seeing and adoring the presence of Jesus, especially in the lowly appearance of bread, and in the distressing disguise of the poor.
A joyful heart is the normal result of a heart burning with love. She gives most who gives with joy.
The hunger for love is much more difficult to removethan the hunger for bread.
If now we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten how to see God in one another.