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In this chapter, Fr. Mark-Mary walks us through the areas of need and how to discern where our parishes can effectively serve. The three categories or “wounds” he focuses on are the Structural Wound, the Material Wound, and the Heart Wound.
Once we understand the poor’s three primary needs, how can we begin to discern where to start? Father answers those questions with stunning simplicity in this chapter.
Father makes note of the family paradigm as an example for how to think of serving the poor. We are brothers and sisters with the same Father. We are one Body in Christ.
In this chapter, Fr. Mark-Mary introduces a new section in which he dives into the practical ways we can begin serving the poor as a parish right away.