Xavier Jeyaraj SJ, designated Assistant Secretary at the Social Justice and Ecology Secretariat, Rome, Italy

“Will anyone volunteer to go to Bombay to help in an action research study on the eviction of pavement and slum dwellers conducted by a Social Work College?” asked my Rector while I was doing my first year of philosophy in Pune in 1985. As a young scholastic, least interested in any work against eviction during the Puja vacation but rather more interested in seeing Bombay city in its festivity, I volunteered to go along with a few friends. God’s ways are strange. He works in and through our human desires.