I wish for the pope, the church and the world to acknowledge and address the primary victims in South Sudan — the women who carry so much of the life-giving force of this young country and suffer much violence.
In our society the cohort between birth and age 15 is sometimes ignored — yet those are the formative years that give society its future adults. What we pass on to children today is what they will give back to our society.
Can you build a house with 1,000 rupees at a time? Last Christmas we mobilized people to join together and begin construction of a house for a daily laborer. Many people contributed; by May, the house was a reality.