Change Of Mind

A change of mentality is needed,
 no longer seeing the poor as a burden, 
 or as intruders trying to profit from others, 
but as people seeking to share the goods of the world 
so that we can create a just and prosperous world for all.

 Development must be understood 
as something fully human,
 not as something merely material; 
its real aim is the enhancement 
of everyone’s capacity to respond to God’s call. The rights of the human conscience 
must be fully recognized. It is important to reaffirm these rights because, in the developed countries, the promotion of and demand for instant gratification devalue respect for human rights and values; and
because, in some countries, new forms of religious fundamentalism deny minority groups their rights.
-Pope John Paul II-