The Gospel’s response is mercy.
On Sunday 6 September, Pope Francis said:
“Faced with the tragedy of tens of thousands of refugees who are fleeing death by war and by hunger… the Gospel calls us to be neighbours to the smallest and most abandoned……
May every parish, every religious community, every monastery, every sanctuary in Europe take in one family”.
People from all over the country are responding with compassion and generosity to the images of desperate people seeking safety in Europe. What a wonderful moment of grace this presents to change public conversation about migrants and refugees from hostility and blame to a vision of a more generous and welcoming society!