Cardinal Quevedo acknowledges that it is often difficult for people, and whole institutions, to shift their centre of gravity towards the poor. Does fear of insecurity stop me from doing this? What else might stop me? When I am in solidarity with the poor, do I sense a closeness to Jesus, who chose to be poor?
In our management and risk assessment, Church organisations consider many factors such as sustainability, but perhaps we don’t always pay adequate attention to the risk of being off mission, of not following Jesus closely. How might our institutions shift their centre of gravity towards the poor to give more faithful witness?