Day 8/10 – It Is About Us!
“So then you are no longer strangers and sojourners, but you are fellow citizens with the holy ones and members of the household of God” (Ephesians 2:19)
It is so much easier to speak to people around us who share the same thoughts and ideas.
It is so much easier to ride off someone as just another beggar on the street, foreigner or cleaner.
But have we stopped to consider they too are just like you and I? Moving, living and breathing.
Yes, brothers and sisters it is hard, to step out of our place of comfort, our thoughts and ideas.
But have we ever thought for a moment that if were to see and appreciate others for their differences and uniqueness that we can truly enjoy the expansiveness of the Lord’s creation?
Truly migrants are God’s instruments for us to look into ourselves and hearts. They are a means for us to become closer to God the Father.
Migrants, especially those who are most vulnerable, help us to read the “signs of the times”.
Through them, the Lord is calling us to conversion, to be set free from exclusivity, indifference and the throw-away culture.
Through them, the Lord invites us to embrace fully our Christian life and to contribute, each according to his or her proper vocation, to the building up of a world that is more and more in accord with God’s plan.
– Pope Francis, For the 105th World Day of Migrants and Refugees 2019
Read Pope Francis’s Migrant Sunday Message here
PAUSE AND REFLECT
How can I respond to the Lord’s call to conversion – to be set free from exclusivity, indifference, and the throw-away culture?
What are my difficulties to embrace this conversion?
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