May 2023 – Solidarity
Humanity is one family, despite national, racial, ethnic, economic, and ideological differences. We the keepers of our brothers and sisters around the world. In a shrinking world, loving our global neighbors can be more fruitful than ever before. The pursuit of justice and peace is at the core of the virtue of solidarity. The New Testament teaches if one member of Christ’s body suffers, all suffer. If one member is honored, all rejoice.
Indeed, the parts of the body that seem to be weaker are all the more necessary, and those parts of the body that we consider less honorable we surround with greater honor, and our less presentable parts are treated with greater propriety, whereas our more presentable parts do not need this.
But God has so constructed the body as to give greater honor to a part that is without it, so that there may be no division in the body, but that the parts may have the same concern for one another. If [one] part suffers, all the parts suffer with it; if one part is honored, all the parts share its joy.
1 Corinthians 12:22-26
Almighty and ever-living God,
Empower us to join hands on our journey of faith. Send us Your Spirit of hope, so that we may work to alleviate human suffering and foster charity and justice in our world.
- Help Catholic Charities provide the resources needed for our brothers and sisters in need.
- Remedy all who suffer from contagious disease and terminal illness.
- Comfort all who live in fear, oppression and the threat of violence.
- Bring peace to those in poverty, the unemployed and those who have lost hope.
Inspire public officials and decisionmakers with wisdom and guidance.
May Catholic Charities be a sign of compassion, healing, and hope to all. Amen.