In today’s Gospel Jesus gives us a very compelling teaching on love. He says, it is not enough that we just love those who love us. It has to be extended also toward those we may not like. “Be Merciful as your Heavenly Father is Merciful.” This calls for love in action. And this is where the Archbishop’s Annual Appeal makes a great impact. “Go therefore, and make disciples.” (Matt 28:19) This is the theme for this year’s “Archbishop’s Annual Appeal.
We do make disciples within the Archdiocese and beyond through the sharing of our treasures with the poor and the needy regardless of who they are or where they come from. Your annual donation to the Archbishop’s appeal truly does great good in our local community and in our Archdiocese to help share the Good News to all those who look to us for leadership and support.
Friends, let us reflect on how we are living the Gospel call by showing mercy and compassion for others, and how we can make a return for all God has given to us. I thank you all for your generosity and encourage you to give generously to the Archbishop’s Annual Appeal 2019.
Fr. Sunny Punnakuziyil, MSFS