READ the scriptures that were included in the prayer again Then REFLECT on the questions that follow.
WHAT DOES THE CHURCH SAY?
1. Isaiah spoke of Jesus as the Prince of Peace. What do these Scriptures tell us about how we can offer peace to people looking for a safe place?
2. Share a time that someone offered you hospitality. How can you be hospitable to others, especially your peers?
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“Mercy nourishes and strengthens solidarity towards others as a necessary response to God’s gracious love … Each of us is responsible for his or her neighbor: we are our brothers’ and sisters’ keepers, wherever they live … From this perspective, it is important to view migrants not only on the basis of their status as regular or irregular, but above all as people whose dignity is to be protected and who are capable of contributing to progress and the general welfare … Migrations cannot be reduced merely to their political and legislative aspects, their economic implications and the concrete coexistence of various cultures in one territory. All these complement the defense and promotion of the human person, the culture of encounter, and the unity of peoples, where the Gospel of mercy inspires and encourages ways of renewing and transforming the whole of humanity.”
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