He spoke to all without distinction: the great and the lowly, the rich young man and the poor widow, the powerful and the week; he brought God’s mercy and forgiveness; he healed, he comforted, he understood; he gave hope; he brought to all the presence of God who cares for every man and every woman, just as a good father and a good mother care for each one of their children. God does not wait for us to go to them, but it is he who moves toward us, without calculation, without quantification. That is what God is like. He always takes the first step. Jesus lived at the daily reality of the most ordinary people: he was moved; he wept; called a publican to be his disciple; he also suffered betrayal by a friend. In him God has given us this certitude that he is with us, that he is among us.
– Pope Francis