In honor of her feast this week, I'm giving you some snippets from Edith Stein's work:
For the Christian, there is no such thing as a "stranger". There is only the neighbor - the person who happens to be next to us, the person most in need of our help. Whether he is related to us or not, whether we "like" him or not, doesn't make any difference. Christ's love knows no boundaries, stops at no limits, doesn't turn away from ugliness and filth. It was for sinner He came, not for the righteous.