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Based on the 1965 Vatican II document:
DECREE ON THE APOSTOLATE OF THE LAITY, APOSTOLICAM ACTUOSITATEM- 08
words from article 8 are are a challenge for all lay people:
Pity for the needy and the sick and works of charity and mutual aid intended to relieve human needs of every kind are held in highest honor by the Church.
With globalization, these charitable activities and works have become more urgent and universal. These charitable enterprises can and should reach out to all persons and all needs.
Wherever there are people in need of food and drink, clothing, housing, medicine, employment, education; wherever people lack the facilities necessary for living a truly human life or are afflicted with serious distress or illness or suffer exile or imprisonment, there Christian charity should seek them out and find them, console them with great solicitude, and help them with appropriate relief.
This obligation is imposed above all upon every prosperous nation and person.
Jesus, please help more and more lay people put the above words into practice