"Poverty is a scandal and when the Lord returns He will ask us to account for it". These were the words of the Pope during his homily at the Mass on the Day of the Poor, inviting us to think "of the many material, cultural and spiritual poverties of our world, of the wounded existences that inhabit our cities, of the poor who have become invisible, whose cry of pain is stifled by the general indifference of a busy and distracted society. We think of those who are oppressed, fatigued, marginalized, the victims of wars and those who leave their land risking their lives; those who are without bread, without work and without hope". "Thinking of this immense multitude of the poor, the message of the Gospel is clear: Let us not bury the Lord's goods! Let us put charity into circulation," the Pope continued, "let us share our bread, let us multiply love!". Then he added that "poverty is demure, it hides, we must go and seek it out with courage".