Saturday, December 28, 2013

Message for World Day of Peace

Click here to read the message of Pope Francis for the World Day of Peace, January 1, 2014.  Entitled "Fraternity, The Foundation and Pathway to Peace," the message asks us to reflect on the unity and common destiny of the nations.  Using Genesis 4 and Matthew 23, Pope Francis invites us to consider these questions:   Can the men and women of this world ever fully respond to the longing for fraternity placed within them by God the Father? Will they ever manage by their power alone to overcome indifference, egoism and hatred, and to accept the legitimate differences typical of brothers and sisters? (n. 3).  In the busy-ness of this holiday season, it is worth taking a moment to reflect on this message.  Happy new year and happy world day of peace!

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