Thought for the Day – 18 May
St Pope John I tried to bring peace between king and emperor but succeeded also in endangering his own life. So it seems to be lot of peacemakers. However, he was willing to take the risk and so should we be in trying to reconcile others. Sometimes, we succeed but oftentimes, both sides turn against the striving peacemaker. That is the risk we take but that is also the challenge of being a Christian. “If you find that the world hates you, know it has hated me before you” (John 15:18). St Pope John I, please pray for us that we too might have your courage in the face of adversity and persecution.