A mere dream of the impossible?
Start small. Deal with individuals and individual cases. So it starts in the nuclear family – a great school of weaning from selfishness. Then families reach out to the human situations of need that abound. By coming together, sharing all the variety of gifts scattered through the families, small new green shoots appear. We are seeing it in the NHS. Heroic self-sacrifice. You teachers and parents are under huge pressure to teach at a safe distance with all the immense difficulties on both sides of the electronic machines. Next come such organisations as those which constitute the parish. And Pope Francis recommends heavily the community organisations such as Telco with which we are familiar. Here and in many instances and organisations his programme of a new world order has already started: where people band together voluntarily with compassion for the needy. It can be done, for in small ways it is already being done.