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Monday Morning Prayer during the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity at the Ecumenical Centre Chapel, 21 January 2019.
From 18 to 25 January, we are celebrating the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity. This year the prayer material has been prepared by an ecumenical group of Christians from Indonesia, focusing on “Justice and only justice you shall pursue” (Deut. 16:18-20) and we observe the Week of Action to #Fight Inequality.

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“Concentrating on living in and witnessing to the transforming love of Christ, you inspire our communities not only to serve the urgent needs of our world, but also to work and pray for healing, reconciliation and sanctification of every human being,” said Sauca. “The love of God made visible in Christ changes not only our perspective on all our relationships and widens the horizon of our interconnectedness, but also enables us to work for social justice and to condemn every action which affects the dignity of any human being.” 

It’s a radical call to all Christians to seek ways of working for peace and reconciliation, added Sauca. “Christ made it possible for us to live lives of friendship because we have been transformed by everything he shared with us,” said Sauca. “This encourages us and gives us strength to overcome our self-centred limitations and to pursue the task of peace—his gift.” 

Sauca wished the Focolare gathering God’s blessing and inspiration. “You inspire us all to realize just how united we are as one humanity,” he said. “You are a gift to our communities.” 

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