Love Your Neighbor
“Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.” Jesus calls us to love our neighbors as we love ourselves. Now, Pope Francis is calling us to share a journey with our neighbors- all our neighbors, not only those who live near us, look like us, speak like us or pray like us.
Our neighbors include many of the world’s most vulnerable people- migrants and refugees fleeing war, poverty and persecution; people who seek only basic needs and a path forward. Just like us, they are children of God, deserving of dignity and love. We as a church are answering the Pope’s call to encounter and walk with these migrants and refugees in support and solidarity.
On Wednesday, September 27, 2017, Pope Francis launched a two-year global campaign called “Share the Journey.” Here in the United States, Roman Catholic Bishops will kick off the campaign with a “Week of Prayer and Action” from October 7-15, 2017. To support this two-year campaign as well as the week of prayer in action, please visit www.sharejourney.org for downloadable resources, including ideas for communication and action.