Sister Paulette Pass, SSND addresses our need to empathize and care for one another as she discusses her dreams and visions for the church and the world:
“I think immigrants have an awful lot to teach us, because they come into a whole new way of life. They’re so utterly independent--I look at some of the people that come into this area, and I think: ‘They don’t know the language, they don’t know any of the systems, they don’t even know how to fill out the forms…’ And yet they want to move into this area of the world because they think it gives them--their children, particularly, they’ll do it for their kids--it will give them a chance to live life more fully.
I would hope that, somehow or other, we could come to a largeness of heart. Where we would accept people no matter from where they came. They are people. We’re all a part of this universe, we are all a part of creation, and we all relate and interact with one another.
Science and religion have both taught us this: that what we do to one another makes a difference throughout the universe.”