Tista' taqra bil- Malti.
Archbishop Charles Scicluna said that the Maltese should pray to God so that he can offer Malta grace built on truth, justice, and solidarity.
During his homily for the end-of-year thanksgiving mass, Mgr. Scicluna said that a week after the birth of Jesus, the congregation was celebrating his name which came with the meaning of ‘God saves’. He said this in relation to the ongoing situation in Malta which requires prayer, faith, and peace.
The Archbishop spoke about the need for society to rediscover God. According to him, Christians must ask themselves if they truly have faith in God. He added that once they lose their ability to be amazed by God’s greatness, they risk becoming cynical.
Mgr. Scicluna proposed that those present should ask themselves what they are doing to advance God’s mission.
Mgr. Scicluna also said that nowadays many people regarded religion as a contract expecting to take whatever they felt like as long as they lived well. He said that those with this mentality were wrong, as are those who look at God as though he is there to satisfy their wishes.
The Archbishop said that God calls upon Christians to turn towards him and realise that true peace may be found within him.
Auxiliary Bishop Joseph Galea-Curmi also concelebrated the mass. The traditional end-of-year thanksgiving mass was celebrated at St. John’s Co-Cathedral in Valletta.