Reflection: On solidarity


In The Church of Mercy, there is a chapter entitled, ‘Listen to the Cry of the Poor’, which takes an extract from Evangelii gaudium (November 2013). Pope Francis encourages each one of us to live the call “to be an instrument of God for the liberation and promotion of the poor, and for enabling them to be fully a part of society.”

Who are the poor among us? Poverty is not always found in terms of material things, but also where anyone is outcast, lacking or in need of support, especially from a community.

How do we stand with each other, in solidarity? Ponder these questions prayerfully. Think of someone who might be in need, and ask God to give you the grace to do something about it.

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