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24 April 2016
posted by Canon Dakin on 15-05-2016

St John has a vision of the heavenly Jerusalem in which there will be no more mourning or sadness; no hatred, enmity, rivalry - only generous love. The Church on earth is to be the anticipation of this community of heaven: This is my commandment - Love one another just as I have loved you. This quality of love is to be the sign of his power, his presence within us. We are, of course, here, at the Last Supper where we are witnessing the making of the new covenant; to live by his law of love is quite simply the condition of our receiving the blessings he came from heaven to give. He also makes the point that our living by his standards has to be so conspicuous that it may convince the world that what we believe about him is true. So who, apart from our family, is in need of our love? About ten days ago Pope Francis went to Lesbos, the landing point in Greece where refugees from Syria and Iraq hope to arrive after risking their lives to cross the sea. That night he had the no 1 spot on the Ten O’clock News. It is from Lesbos, by the way, that we get the term Lesbian. The ancient Greek poet Sappho, a woman, once lived on the island, and in her poetry she spoke of her love for girls. It was a different kind of love that brought Pope Francis to the attention of the media. He took as many refugees as there was room for on his plane back to Rome where now they are being cared for. It did little to diminish the number of refugees looking for asylum but it was a gesture which effectively expressed his concern. And what of us? Do we regard these people as anything but statistics? They are so often family groups, fathers, mothers and children, forced to leave their homes by the destruction of war, who wander across great distances in search of safety. So many of them are Catholics who have been targeted by Isis on account of their faith.  We have a government which says we must do all we can to help and yet is paralysed by public opinion against the arrival of migrants. The migrants putting pressure 0n the government are mainly economic migrants from Eastern Europe.  As a country we have not taken a proportionate share in receiving people who simply have nowhere to go. These are not Rumanians or Bulgarians in search of a better life. They have no life at all. If we call ourselves Christian who live by the light of the Gospel we must surely speak out in their favour. Those families taken by Pope Francis to Lesbos have been put in the care of a charity calledSant’ Egidio. It is not party political but it has considerable political clout. It investigates. It organises conferences. It informs people of facts that politicians may prefer to remain hidden. It helps people to express themselves and makes Catholic opinion vocal. We have nothing similar. I am not forgetting that Cafod was in its origin the inspiration of the organisations of Catholic women and Cafod has already made a statement that the British response fails to meet the urgency of the refugee crisis.  But It’s people who have votes that politicians take notice of. Perhaps the Catenians and the Knights of St Columba could put their heads together.  It needs only a web site giving information in such a way that Catholic values might seep into the system. Meanwhile it is for us in conversation to do we can to counter the prejudice against refugees who are lumped together as immigrants.  This week is the anniversary of the incident in which eight hundred of them drowned when attempting to cross the sea to Italy. That parents will submit their children to such a risk is surely a measure of their desperation.  

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