VATICAN - Pope: Christian life is not “cosmetic", but "faith active in charity" [AN]

“Charity has always been, in the tradition of the Bible, in both the New and Old Testament, a touchstone of justice". "Jesus advises us this: ‘Do not sound your own trumpet.’ The second piece of advice: ‘Do not give only what’s left over.’ He speaks to us of the old woman who gave everything she had to live. And praises that woman for doing this . She even did it a little 'hidden, perhaps because she was ashamed of not being able to give more. "


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