January 7. Epiphany.   Paul thought, “Pope Francis appears to be very open to other Christian religions and also to some so-called non-Christians.  I find it very confusing as we were brought up to believe that the Catholic Church is the only true church. Now in my family we have people of all religions, all going to different churches.”  They discussed this at home and in their faith sharing group.  Moyra summed it up by saying that we have every right to be committed to our faith but Pope Francis is asking for tolerance towards others and not to fight about such matters. 

Reflect, share. Scripture the mystery has now been revealed to his holy apostles and prophets by the Spirit; that is how the gentiles are fellow heirs, members of the same body, and partakers of the promise in Christ Jesus through the Gospel.  Eph 3:5-6. Pope Francis.  A journey of peace is possible between religions. Its point of departure must be God’s way of seeing things. “God does not see with his eyes, God sees with his heart. And God’s love is the same for everyone, regardless of religion. FT281. Interreligious dialogue is a necessary condition for peace in the world and so it is a duty for Christians as well as other religious communities. Eg250.  Pray: for an increasing openness to other religions.   Choose appropriate action.