“Racism is an insult to God as God created all of us in his own image.” Auxiliary Bishop Joseph Galea Curmi was delivery a homily while celebrating Mass in the Curia’s chapel.
Bishop Galea Curmi said that whoever does not respect a person because that person is black would be insulting God. “If I do not respect a person because that person is black then I have a problem.”
Racism, the bishop explains, goes directly against all we believe about God and about the love that he instilled in every human person. We live that love, said the bishop if we respect the life and dignity of each person.
“The sin of racism”
The words of Bishop Galea Curmi echo the comments made by Pope Francis during the Wednesday General Audience following the killing of George Floyd.
Pope Franġisku spoke of the sin of racism as a result of which Floyd and others lost their lives.
“We cannot tolerate or turn a blind eye to racism and exclusion in any form and yet claim to defend the sacredness of every human life.”
At the same time, the Pope said that ‘the violence of recent nights is self-destructive and self-defeating. Nothing is gained by violence and so much is lost’.