Good Morning, God!
I am not doing enough . . . or much . . . for refugees! This massively avoidable fact was brought home by the morning paper doing a piece on Pope Francis’s apostolic exhortation titled “Rejoice and Be Glad”. He talks about protecting the unborn. Then says “Equally sacred, however, are the lives of the poor, those already born, the destitute, the abandoned.” And he continues saying, that Welcoming the stranger at the door is fundamental to the faith.
I know, God! You didn’t just read this — you inspired it! But here are a few of my favorite phrases from the first two chapters:
• “When somebody has an answer for every question, it is a sign that they are not on the right road.” Then he reminds us that God infinitely transcends us; he is full of surprises.
• We are called to make every effort to preserve charity: “The one who loves another has fulfilled the law… for love is the fulfilment of the law” (Rom 13:8.10). “For the whole law is summed up in a single commandment, ‘You shall love your neighbour as yourself’” (Gal 5:14).
Best of all, Pope Francis lifts up the ordinary acts of life that when done with love make us more aware that we live in God. And that God wants to be even more in us.
We live Ordinary Lives in which nothing is too small for You, God, to bless and to participate in. I am so thankful.