Thought for the Week

Each day offers new invitations to live as Jesus demands. We’re invited to hold these invitations in our prayer and reflection and to open ourselves to the responses that surface in us.

The invitation for this week asks us to embrace a spirituality of welcome and hospitality and act for justice for all our sisters and brothers:

“We often hear it said that… the situation of migrants … is a lesser issue. Some Catholics consider it a secondary issue compared to the “grave” bioethical questions. That a politician looking for votes might say such a thing is understandable, but not a Christian, for whom the only proper attitude is to stand in the shoes of those brothers and sisters of ours who risk their lives to offer a future to their children. Can we not realize that this is exactly what Jesus demands of us, when he tells us that in welcoming the stranger we welcome him?”

— Pope Francis, Gaudete et Exsultate