Fratelli Tutti 190: Integration and Unity

More on political charity and/or love under the heading of “A love that integrates and unites.”

190. Political charity is also expressed in a spirit of openness to everyone. Government leaders should be the first to make the sacrifices that foster encounter and to seek convergence on at least some issues. They should be ready to listen to other points of view and to make room for everyone. Through sacrifice and patience, they can help to create a beautiful polyhedral reality in which everyone has a place. Here, economic negotiations do not work. Something else is required: an exchange of gifts for the common good. It may seem naïve and utopian, yet we cannot renounce this lofty aim.

Leaders leading by example: it’s something you find in any book on good parenting, ministry, or workforce success. I don’t know about naivete, but it is a far more effective method than ordering people around.

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Todd lives in Minnesota, serving a Catholic parish as a lay minister.
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