To Consider:

Every time we witness an injustice and do not act, we train our character to be passive in its presence and thereby eventually lose all ability to defend ourselves and those we love. In modern economy it is impossible to seal oneself off from injustice.

Julian Assange (1971- ) Australian editor and publisher founded WikiLeaks

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In Pope's "Urbi et Orbi" Christmas message given at midday in Saint Peter's Square, Pope Francis expressed the joy of this day when God shows us through the birth of Jesus the way of encounter and dialogue so that we might know it and follow it in trust and hope, something needed more than ever in our troubled world.

In his opening words he announced "the Word of God, who created the world and who gives meaning to history and to humanity’s journey, became flesh and came to dwell among us." This event that fills the heart with wonder, he noted, shows how "the Word became flesh in order to dialogue with us," since "God himself, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, is dialogue, an eternal and infinite communion of love and life." Through Jesus, God showed us the way to encounter and dialogue, "so that we might know it and follow it, in trust and hope."

 

www.vaticannews.va - Pope at Urbi et Orbi: Christmas invites us to dialogue, unity, peace

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