Baggage

Dear Parishioners,

The week of January 18 – 25 is The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity. The Graymoor Ecumenical & Interreligious Institute has published several docu- ments, prayers and meditations pertaining to the cele- bration of this week.  Among them is the following: “As Christians from different Churches and Traditions, we have unfortunately, over the centuries, accumulated plenty of baggage consisting of mutual distrust, bitterness and suspicion…our encounter with (other) Christians …encourages us to seek mutual forgiveness, reconciliation and acceptance. We must not allow the baggage of our past hinder us from drawing closer to one another. It is the Lord’s will that we let go, in order to let God!” Challenging words for our Church, our country, and our world!

Eleanor

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