The Catholic Commission for Social Justice (CCSJ) is urging citizens to be Peacebuilders of the country and world this Christmas.
During this season of Advent awaiting the birth of the Christ-child, the Prince of Peace, the CCSJ asks people to remember, “we must not be armchair Christians waiting passively”. It said Advent is a time of active hope, that the living Christ, living among the people will strengthen to save beloved T&T and world which are scarred by violence and discord; and God will fill hearts with His mercy, love, compassion and forgiveness to live as honest/upright citizens.
The release appealed for people to heed the advice issued by Archbishop Joseph Harris in his Pastoral Letter, Return to Hospitality, and reflect on whether they are living in silos or in community. It called for reflection, “Ask yourself: “What can I do to build peace, for example, starting with myself and extending to those in my home/family/neighbourhood/workplace/school/university?”
The release urged citizens not to be daunted by the enormous task of building peace. It quoted St Teresa of Calcutta: “Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love.” Some suggestions were given on ways to demonstrate care for others and the environment.
Choose to be Peacebuilders. The release wished everyone a happy and holy Christmas and for the Prince of Peace reign in hearts always.
For further information contact Leela Ramdeen, Chair, CCSJ. Tel: 299 8945.