The Word Among Us

September 2021 Issue

Our Witness of Hope

Bringing the Gospel to a Fragile World

By: Fr. Jacques Philippe

Our Witness of Hope: Bringing the Gospel to a Fragile World by Fr. Jacques Philippe

The COVID crisis shed light on the fragility of our world. Our way of life was profoundly turned upside down. Many people have had a hard time with it because they lost their usual points of reference. They have seemed like the sheep without a shepherd that we read about in the Gospels, tired and dejected, “troubled and abandoned,” for whom Jesus had compassion (Matthew 9:36).

May we feel this same compassion! May this uneasiness in the people around us awaken a desire within us to lead them to Christ, to help them...

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