Christians cannot be pessimists! They do not look like someone in constant mourning. If we are truly to love with Christ and if we sense how much he loves us, our hearts will ‘light up’ with a joy that spreads to everyone around us.
The culture of selfishness and individualism that often prevails in our society is not, I repeat, not what builds up and leads to a more habitable world: rather, it is the culture of solidarity that does so; the culture of solidarity means seeing others not as rivals or statistics, but brothers and sisters.
I ask you… to be revolutionaries, to swim against the tide; yes, I am asking you to rebel against this culture that sees everything as temporary and that ultimately believes that you are incapable of responsibility, that you are incapable of true love.”