Patty Fawkner SGS writes a “preferential option for the other” is at the heart of the Gospel, and what it means to be Christian, while also offering a fresh way of thinking about love, Congregational Leader of the Sisters of the Good Samaritan. This article was published in the May 2022 edition of The Good Oil, the e-magazine of the Sisters of the Good Samaritan. Republished with permission: www.goodsams.org.au
On a recent Zoom session on Interculturality I encountered the phrase “preferential option for the other”. I was familiar with the notion of “preferential option for the poor”, a key tenet of Catholic Social Teaching, but had never heard of “preferential option for the other”, and neither had Google so it seems when I did a search!