Thoughts from Father Parent, O.M.I.
Charity is radiating in one's milieu the flame that blazes in our heart. Father Louis-Marie Parent, O.M.I.
Reflection by Solange Beaudoin:
To be able to radiate Christ's love, you need to have it very much alive in your heart, so that it overflows. This charity-love I can sow through gestures, however small, that will make the people that God puts in my path happier every day. What do you think?
An example: In the elevator, I quite often met a very taciturn gentleman. I started by smiling at him as he got into the elevator. A little later I said “Hello”. He didn't reply. For the past few weeks, however, he's been greeting me with a smile.
Reflection by Marie-Thérèse Gagné:
I would say: charity is letting your heart be moved by the needs of others...