Christ calls us to love our neighbors as ourselves.
"What good is it, my brothers and sisters, if you say you have faith but do not have works? Can faith save you? "
A Table benediction.
"For there was not a needy person among them..."
A prayer by Teresa of Avila.
Bless our God, O peoples, let the sound of his praise be heard. He has kept us among the living. He has not let our feet slip.
Jesus' party invite recommendations.
The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few.
When you give a banquet, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, and the blind.
Live generously. Love Your Enemies.
From Jeremiah 8, "My joy is gone, grief is upon me, my heart is sick. For the hurt of my poor people I am hurt, I mourn, and dismay has taken hold of me."
Look the Lamb of God! Could there be peace?....Come and see!
If your enemies are hungry, feed them. If your enemies are thirsty, give them something to drink.
A prayer for shared liberty.
Those who gathered a lot had nothing left over, and those who gathered only a little had enough.
If you see some brother or sister in need and have the means to do something about it but turn a cold shoulder and do nothing, what happens to God's love?
"I give you a new commandment, that you love one another. Just as I have loved you, you also should love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.”
Inspired by Psalm 80.
Blessed are those whose help is the God of Jacob.
A Franciscan Visual Benediction
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