Your vocation involves you with every person and with his or her most deeply felt petitions,
which often remain unexpressed or disguised.
Drawing on God’s love,
which you have encountered and come to know,
be experts in closeness and tenderness.
In this way you can be so close as to touch the other,
to touch his or her wounds and expectations,
questions and needs,
with a concern that erases every distance.
(From Pope Francis’s message to Secular Institutes)