VATICAN - Pope: World Day of the Sick , "we are called to be conformed to Christ, the Good Samaritan of the Afflicted " [AN]

The test of true faith is the gift of self , “especially for those who do not deserve it , for those who suffer, for those who are marginalized .” Jesus did not take away from human disease and suffering, but transformed and reduced it. Reduced, because they no longer have the last word, instead it is new life in fullness; transformed , because in union with Christ, they can be transformed from negative to positive .

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