Wednesday, May 31, 2017

The Spirit Unites Christians

Solidarity needs to be applied consistently to all our human interactions, John Paul II wrote three decades ago, calling us to "see the 'other' — whether a person, people or nation ... as our 'neighbor,' a 'helper' ... a sharer, on a par with ourselves, in the banquet of life to which all are equally invited by God."
"World leaders," he continued, likewise need "to recognize that interdependence in itself demands the abandonment of the politics of blocs, the sacrifice of all forms of economic, military, or political imperialism, and the transformation of mutual distrust into collaboration. This is precisely the act proper to solidarity among individuals and nations."
       --Cardinal Cupich