The Path to Solidarity
"By this all will know that you are my disciples, if you
have love for one another" (Jn.13:35).
This one simple act, love for one another, is the mark of the
Christian community. The love of Christ in the world is the path to
solidarity. All people share the image and likeness of God, and
this fact alone serves as a basis for commonality and
Although we face a culture of increasing secularization
characterized by a growing indifference to God and the absence of
moral principles, we find solidarity within the community of
believers. A community that affirms life and truth. One that
leads us to the service of those in need - material and spiritual.
In them, we come to understand that the "face of Christ shines
forth in every human being" (Pope John Paul II, The Church in
Telling Others About Christ by the Way We Live
So much of what we do consumes our time and energy - work,
family, entertainment, social activities. As Christians we can
bring a genuine spirit of the love of Christ into all that we do.
More than friendliness and good cheer, a deep and abiding love
witnesses to Christ's presence in our lives. This is our call to
"bear witness before the world to the love of the Father, who
wishes to make humanity a single family in his Son" (Pope Benedict
XVI, God is Love, 19).
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