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We don’t know what the new Pope, Francis I, will be like. But here are some important things he said last year.

Jesus was essentially in the street, walking among the people and doing good. He still does it today, even when we do not recognize him. I lament that the church today is weak in its capacity of surprise and tenderness.

These are two attributes we need to recover.

We are fed up with bad news so much that we forget the good news of the gospel. Please, do not get used to see malnourished children in the street, not abandoned people, homeless ones who need food and shelter.

Lord, every time we see you suffering, let us be surprised and let us come to you with tenderness.”