“It is true that Pope Francis also encouraged us to pray for the world, which is highly important. However, it seems more problematic praying for actual people than for the world. In fact, as the world is faceless and nameless, it is unlikely that we would get angry at or hate the world. On the contrary, it is not difficult to get angry, hate or even ignore the ones that surround us.”
The Pope said last week, “And now, we take up this journey: Bishop and People. This journey of the Church of Rome which presides in charity over all the Churches. A journey of fraternity, of love, of trust among us. Let us always pray for one another. Let us pray for the whole world, that there may be a great spirit of fraternity.”
Praying for one another. As these were one of the very first words of our brand new Pope, I think all of us, Catholics, are willing to put them into practice. However, how should we start?—It seems sound to begin by praying for the ones who are closer to us.
I attend Holy Mass (almost) daily at 7:30 am in the same neighbourhood where I live and work. And I am not alone. Every morning, an average of 100 people attends the very same Mass.
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