He has come to share in the condition of the poorest, who are victims of political
oppression, economic accidents, or ideological domination. Through the birth of
Christ, I discover that the refugees are our brothers and that the Lord loves them first
I believe also in the mercy of God:
For all those responsible for all these sufferings.
It’s by reason of their revolt against the Lord of all the living, or by following an ideology that despises and crushes their brothers. Yet they kept to themselves in solitude and in fear. On the cross, Christ offers them forgiveness. He calls them to change their lives and recognize their brothers.
I believe in the mercy of God for myself as well:
Often have I disowned my brothers, deaf and blind to their sufferings, maybe even I have participated in their oppression.
Often I have lost courage, I have fled, I have abandoned my calling. But on the
cross, Christ forgave me and, risen, he comes to me and calls me once again to him.
Through his spirit, he has given me the hope to once again share and the courage to serve him.