Next February 11, the Church will celebrate the XXXII World Day of the Sick, with the aim of raising awareness, people and society, civil and governmental, religious, and ecclesiastical institutions, about the need for the care and attention that we must provide to those who suffer. and they suffer, not only from the disease itself, but also from its consequences, such as abandonment, marginalization, isolation, and loneliness.
We must always put the human person at the center of pastoral work, making his or her dignity prevail. The sick not only need medicines and therapies, but also our prayer, our proximity, and our tenderness. Following the example of Christ who teaches us in the Parable of the Good Samaritan what our thoughts, feelings and actions should be to effectively help our brother who suffers.