Since its foundation, Heart’s Home’s ambition has been to spread a culture of friendship. As a gift, we offer you today an extract from one of our founder’s writings:
Heart’s Home, a mystery of Visitation
“The Gospel is often said to be the book of encounters. The same could be said about Heart’s Home. Heart’s Home is an opportunity for encounters. Not encounters with figures and sociological data, not encounters with cases and terrible situations, but encounters with people, encounters with hearts. That’s why our own heart, which longs so much for the love of others, for communion with others, feels so deeply contented.
This encounter happens every day in the Eucharist, in the silence of adoration, in the songs of the Office. It goes on and grows in the narrow streets of the favela, on the faces of the children that fling their arms around our necks, in the painful confidence of this mother abandoned by her husband. With him or her, we try to build a friendship that is not firstly based on feelings, on a similarity of language or culture, but on the fact that he or she is a tabernacle which contains a presence of God.
A simple “I love you” or “God loves you” is far from being enough. The first sign of our love for the children are our kisses; and the ultimate proof of it will be our sharing their crosses. Every true love leads into trial, because this is the way Jesus showed us his love: he shared the cross of every man.
Go further! Give more of yourselves! Beg every day for a new gaze on the others! Give your lives for the others because there is no greater love!”