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Sunday, April 24, 2016
“I give you a new commandment: love one another.”
You have called us to be one,
to live in unity and harmony,
and yet we are divided:
race from race,
faith from faith,
rich from poor,
old from young,
neighbor from neighbor.
O Lord, by whose cross
all enmity is brought to an end,
break down the walls that separate us,
tear down the fences of indifference and hatred;
forgive us the sins that divide us,
free us from pride and self-seeking,
overcome our prejudices and fears,
give us courage to open ourselves to others;
by the power of your Spirit,
make us one.
— Opening Prayer, World Council of Churches (1983 Assembly)
Fr. Richard Lamoureux, AA
Pope Francis's Apostolic Exhortation (Amoris Laetitia: On Love in the Family)