8 June 2005
He reminded the Brothers that ministry to the poor is not primarily about doing things for them but it is first "seeing the world through their eyes and experiencing the compassion of a God we never knew"
In speaking of the recent establishment of a Congregational Justice Desk with its focus on the "rights of children" Br Philip asked the Brothers of Oceania to identify the children whose rights need to be upheld in our part of the world and the issues that most need attention in the allocation of resources.
"The problem is not that we have little power. We do not use the little power that we have got" he said.