Beyond the Clouds by Fr. Jacob Nampudakam, S.A.C. - Page 64

and the truly rich are those who remain poor. These are the candidates worthy for the Kingdom of Heaven. So I ask you now the third question Pope Francis said during his voyage to Lampedusa: “Has any one of us wept because of this situation and others like it? Has any one of us grieved for the death of these brothers and sisters? For the young mothers carrying their babies? For these men who were looking for a means of supporting their families?” I have a warm room and bed to sleep in after a good meal. Maybe I have worked enough today to merit this good treatment. But I will sleep peacefully tonight because I know my confreres have given a warm place to sleep for these young men from Africa. They cooked us a great meal this afternoon. Even if they will not have an evening meal, the good lunch will carry them through the night. Let us hope that tomorrow will be a good day for them, too. Fr. Jacob with the young, French migrants on World Day of the Poor 64