NNA – Pastor of the Maronite Archdiocese of Beirut, Archbishop Boulos Abdel-Sater, celebrated Sunday the feast Mass of Saint Rita at “St. Rita’s Church” in Sin El Fil in the presence of a crowd of believers and prominent figures.
In his homily, Archbishop Abdel-Sater said: “Saint Rita did not choose to talk about love, but to live it in her relationship with the Lord and with others, perhaps because she felt within her that words would be a waste of time that she could use in building the other...Perhaps because she knew that speech without action becomes weak and loses much of its significance...”
He added: “I wish we could learn from her to love and act before using words, and even without speaking...I wish we lived the hope of resurrection instead of talking about the resurrection that gives hope, and I wish we lived forgiveness and honesty in our lives instead of talking about their importance in our lives.”
“I wish our Christian politicians would stop talking about their superiority over the other team and about their future projects, and begin working with the other in order to feed the hungry, heal the sick, find work for our youth and build our homeland Lebanon and its mankind,” the Archbishop underlined.