Day 4/10 – That All May Be One.
“Take care that you do not despise one of these little ones… it is not the will of your Father in heaven that one of these little ones should be lost.” – Matthew 18:10-14
Today’s world is increasingly becoming more elitist towards those who are excluded.
Developing countries continue to be drained of their best natural and human resources for the benefit of a few privileged markets.
In Singapore, we see an incoming of migrants from developing countries.
All those that come often wish to make a better life for themselves, their families and their communities.
But are we with them on this journey?
Have you stopped for a moment to get to know the migrant in your midst?
Have you shared your knowledge and skills with them?
What is stopping you and how will you take action?
A development that excludes, makes the rich richer and the poor poorer.
A real development, on the other hand, seeks to include all the world’s men and women, to promote their all rounded growth, and to show concern for coming generations.
Read Pope Francis’s Migrant Sunday Message here
PAUSE AND REFLECT
- Who are the “little ones” in my world today?
- Are they part of my journey towards growth and development?
- Are they a significant factor in my life decisions?
O God, you call us to be your people and to minister to one another.
May we search for new ways to reach out to those whom you consider “little ones” – the lonely, the least and the last in our society. Deepen our desire to alleviate suffering among all creatures that your name be glorified and that peace may find a home in us.
Grant this through Jesus who lives and reigns among us. Amen.
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