If we truly believe that we are all sisters and brothers of one another, made in God’s image and likeness as seen in the guideline of human dignity, then seeking the good of one another cannot be ignored.Solidarity is not just feeling sorry for those who suffer. It is a commitment to action. It is love in action.
“We are all really responsible for all” – all of us. Wherever we are. Whatever our age. Whatever our circumstances. We are all responsible for one another, those close by, and those far away. All of our actions have consequences locally and globally. From how we treat people we meet in the street, to the coffee we buy in the supermarket.
Flowing from solidarity is the promotion of peace. If we are to live in solidarity with one another we must want the peace of all. Pope Francis warns us that “until exclusion and inequality in society and between peoples are reversed, it will be impossible to eliminate violence.”
On the 19th April from 7.30pm to 9.00pm or 5th May from 10.30am to 5.00pm there will be an opportunity to take part in developing our Love in Action Parish Plan, to reflect together on how our parish will respond to the needs of our community having looked at the guidelines of Caritas