Rome, 29 June 2020
Feast of Saints Peter and Paul
Let’s take care of one another just as our Saving God cares for us
Following the meeting of the UISG and USG Executive Councils held on 25 May 2020, we felt the need to share with you our concerns and experiences amidst these uncertainties, to manifest our communion, and to offer insights for discernment in this time of great suffering for the whole of humanity.
And he said to them: What are you discussing with each other while you walk along? (Luke 24:17)
When our peace and serenity is disturbed, and there are no ready-made solutions at hand, we need discernment. Our programs, our moments of encounter, and even the ordinary rhythms of our life and work have been distorted. But, in all this, we have heard the voice of the Lord telling us: “Have courage! I send you again to walk the paths of this world that I love!”
At this moment, we are inspired by Jesus’ encounter with the two disciples on the road to Emmaus, disappointed and despairing, unable to come to terms with what happened in Jerusalem (Luke 24:13-33; John 19:25).