Cardinal Tagle’s 2019 Advent message

Cardinal Tagle’s 2019 Advent message

I was in Bangladesh, sharing community with forcibly displaced people from neighbouring Myanmar. At the time, I explained that I was there to listen to people of the Rohingya ethnic group who had been forced from their homes with extreme terror and violence. I explained that if we listen to them, and listen to refugees and migrants elsewhere, we will see that their stories are our stories. Their sufferings and dreams are ours as well. We have a common path. We can share their journey.

 

Advent is a very special time. A time of great love and celebration, remembering our neighbours and growing in togetherness. Advent is also a time of waiting. Of waiting for the future, like the refugees I spent last Advent with, and also of waiting for the coming of Jesus, who himself became a refugee. Jesus was born poor, like these refugees, but he never stops loving. I hope none of us ever stops loving. [Read more]

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