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The will to love

We were all made by God. We were meant to be all brothers and sisters in Christ. We were born in a certain age and year because God wanted something from us in that particular age.

Hence, we are co-travellers on this brief trek on earth and in duty bound to help, console and house each other, regardless of colour, race or religion. Unfortunately, we have been hampered by historic scandals, slavery, apartheid, racism and false ideas fed to the gullible.

Christ said that when we give a morsel of food or a sip of water, or clothing, or shelter to one of the smallest of the small, we would be giving it to Him. He warned that He would say this to us on Judgment Day if we failed to show solidarity with and be charitable to those in need.

He never said we should restrict our solidarity to Catholics but to offer it to everyone.

We have a moral obligation, even if it entails sacrifice, to welcome and receive immigrants, even if they are not only fleeing wars and persecution but are people needing a job.

Love is not a feeling but an act of the will.

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