Christian Aid Week
This week is the annual Christian Aid Week in these isles. Christian Aid is the development agency of Churches Together in Britain and Ireland, and is a member of Action by Churches Together, linked with the World Council of Churches. This year, the material for the Week drew its inspiration from El Salvador and Archbishop Óscar Romero, who said in his last homily:
We have just heard in the gospel that we must not love ourselves more than him; that we must not refrain from plunging into those risks history demands of us, and that those wanting to keep out of danger will lose their lives. On the other hand, those who surrender to the service of people through the love of Christ will live like the grain of wheat that dies. It only apparently dies. If it were not to die, it would remain a solitary grain. The harvest comes because the grain of wheat dies. The earth allows itself to be sacrificed, to break up; only in being broken does it produce a harvest.
By the way, Christian Churches Together in the USA has recently come into existence.
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