In John 13:34-35, Jesus told His disciples “A new commandment I give unto you, that ye also love one another; even as I have loved you, that ye also love one another. By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another.” Despite the turmoil in the world, Jesus’ commandment endures. It’s unshakable and revitalizing. But with so much conflict and so many distractions, it’s not easy to follow.
Fortunately, there’s something we can see in each other that helps. It’s dignity. From the beginning of his pontificate, it’s something that Pope Francis has spoken about on several occasions. Here are seven powerful quotes from the pontiff that help shed light on human dignity.