We have all been bombarded these last weeks with so many examples of hatred in our world, hatred that not only harms, but kills. It can feel like hatred is winning, but it does not have to. Remember, we at St. Francis of Assisi Parish are people of the Resurrection and of hope. What can we do? We can each live lives filled with love, in every person we encounter in our daily lives we can see Jesus and we can treat them with the respect and love they deserve. The Inshallah Community Choir recorded an anthem called We Resist. We invite you to listen to their song below, we hope it will inspire us all to pray for peace and live lives of love.
A note from Bishop Crosby, OMI:
THE TRAGIC ACT OF HATRED which occurred in London this week has heightened our awareness of the presence of Islamophobia in our communities. An increase in Anti-Semitic attacks across the country is also troubling. The Executive Committee of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops has issued a statement calling for an end to religious violence in Canada, most especially Islamophobia and Anti-Semitism. See the statement here.