Sunday 22 January 2017

Trinity, communion, refugees

EG 67: a key for reading Pope Francis' sometimes baffling pastoral attitude towards and action on behalf of refugees:
Pastoral activity needs to bring out more clearly the fact that our relationship with the Father demands and encourages a communion which heals, promotes and reinforces interpersonal bonds. In our world, especially in some countries, different forms of war and conflict are re-emerging, yet we Christians remain steadfast in our intention to respect others, to heal wounds, to build bridges, to strengthen relationships and to “bear one another’s burdens” (Gal 6:2). (EG 67)
 Our relationship with the Father: that is the key. 

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