Spirit of Solidarity
Taking a closer and sensitive look at the challenging realities in
the world today, who
can afford to be indifferent - even more if we are a people of faith? Vivified
by the Spirit of God, in liturgy and in life, we receive, celebrate and live out the transformative power of God. Renewed by this gift of God in our lives,
we are impelled to be instruments of God`s action in the world today. The inspiring figures the readers will encounter
in this issue (Jessica Cox, Roy Moore, Fr. Bob MacCahil, Fr. Werenfried and Pope Francis) are but
a few of those people who, in various ways, have experienced God working in them and through them, doing beautiful things
in the world. This challenge - a faith lived in committed charity - is for all.
Our limitations (moral, psychological or even physical) can never be
an excuse in remaining unconcerned, nor can our shortcomings or even our failures justify our narcissism. Let the Spirit of True Solidarity conquer our hearts!
When he was seven years old, Jun Rey Bigallera would wake up before dawn, not to get ready for school but to go to a public market in the southern Philippine city of Davao to sell vegetables. [...]
Once a hub of Christianity, worshippers in Wenzhou fear their faith is facing its biggest threat since the Cultural Revolution [...]
QUOTES OF THE MONTH
"The most distinctive way to prepare spiritually for the coming of Pope Francis is for the Philippines to become a people rich in mercy. Let us make mercy our national identity."
"The Eucharist should be available where people live."
"Populations armed with smartphones and an increased sense of their human rights, will not accept a future of high inequality and low growth."
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