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To Go Forth is a blog of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Department of Justice, Peace and Human Development (JPHD). The blog takes its inspiration from Pope Francis’ challenge to go forth to the “peripheries” to share the Good News and stand in solidarity with those suffering poverty and injustice.

 

Open My Eyes Lord to the Sorrow of the Earth

April 22, 2021

IND201616493_CRS (002).jpgMore than a year has passed since our first case of COVID-19 in the United States and without doubt, it has changed the way we live. We have reignited the need to care for one another and learned that distancing ourselves from others and wearing masks is not just for our safety but is an act of love that protects our sisters and brothers around us. As we continue to implement preventative measures to stop the spread of the pandemic in our communities, the needs of our most vulnerable brothers and sisters around the world are asking us for a gesture of humanity and unity. The Lord wants to open our eyes so that we can recognize him in them.

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