Do not be led astray, stand firm against persecution

Today, we are challenged not only to be merciful but also to be just. To be anxious about the reign of Christ in the Parousia by not becoming led astray and to stand still amidst persecutions.

To be Christ-like in the midst of injustice

Today, therefore, we are not only asked to avoid becoming the Pharisees of our time. Yes, we need to be humble like the tax collector. More importantly, however, is to become like Jesus – to be able to tell our people the reasons and causes of the social malady and to criticize those who are responsible for the impoverishment of the people, especially in the third countries and the global south. Every Christian needs to be the voice of the voiceless.