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It’s Not Just About Migrants: It Is About Building The City Of God And Man

Day 7/10 – We Built This City!

“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)


Look all around you, the MRT, the roads, the HDB flats, hospitals and many more.

Who helped us achieved such progress in our little red dot. Was it just us?

No, the migrants too. They helped us build this city too.


In our time, which can also be called the era of migration, many innocent people fall victim to the “great deception” of limitless technological and consumerist development (cf. Laudato Si’, 34).

As a result, they undertake a journey towards a “paradise” that inevitably betrays their expectations.

The presence of migrants, at times uncomfortable, helps to debunk the myth of a progress that benefits a few while built on the exploitation of many.

“We ourselves need to see, and then to enable others to see, that migrants do not only represent a problem to be solved, but are brothers and sisters to be welcomed, respected and loved.

They are an occasion that Providence gives us to help build a more just society, a more united country, a more fraternal world and a more open and evangelical Christian community”

– Pope Francis, For the 105th World Day of Migrants and Refugees 2019

Read Pope Francis’s Migrant Sunday Message here


  1. How have I regarded migrants in our midst – as problems or as brothers and sisters?
  2. How can I contribute to build a vibrant, evangelistic and missionary community?


Holy God, as begin this day, be with us as our Light.


Help us to meet you in people and experiences that we will encounter this day.


Grant this prayer that your reign will come, that your will be done in us as it was in Jesus, now and forever. Amen.



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