“The Church in our country is a vibrant Church on a mission.” Cardinal Mario Grech said this during the homily at the Thanksgiving Mass held at St. John’s Co-cathedral Wednesday evening.
Cardinal Grech emphasized the importance of being a Christian by showing love not just by following the rules. He pointed out the difference between religiosity and being a true Christian.
It is time to carry out the paradigm shift from law to love that Christ himself did said the Cardinal while adding that we are still too focused on the law.
During the homily the cardinal referred to French thinker Emmanuel Mounier, who observed the witnessing of Christianity within European society should be more done bysetting example than by dictating through laws.
“Witnessing faith is like yeast which although it cannot be seen in the dough you know it is there” said the Cardinal.
He concluded his message by promising to take back with him to the Holy See the vibrant spirituality of the Maltese church while inviting Pope Francis to visit Malta to witness the warmth of Maltese hospitality.
Archbishop Charles Scicluna, Apostolic Nuncio Alessandro D’Errico Bishop Joseph Galea-Curmi and Bishop Emeritus of Garissa Paul Darmanin OFM Cap were among the concelebrants.
The readings were carried out by Francesco Pio Attard (First Reading and Psalms) and Dr. Nadia Delicata (Prayer of the Faithful).