Pope Francis has asked the following to happen on May 14. I take this request from the Holy Father’s Twitter account.
I would like to remind you that on 14 May, believers of every religion are invited to unite themselves spiritually in a day of prayer, fasting and works of charity, to implore God to help humanity overcome the coronavirus #pandemic. #HumanFraternity #PrayTogether
I cannot join him in this prayer because the apostle Paul warns us not to do this very thing in 2 Corinthians 6:14—7:1 (NABRE):
Do not be yoked with those who are different, with unbelievers. For what partnership do righteousness and lawlessness have? Or what fellowship does light have with darkness? What accord has Christ with Beliar? Or what has a believer in common with an unbeliever? What agreement has the temple of God with idols? For we are the temple of the living God; as God said:
“I will live with them and move among them,
and I will be their God
and they shall be my people.
Therefore, come forth from them
and be separate,” says the Lord,
“and touch nothing unclean;
then I will receive you
and I will be a father to you,
and you shall be sons and daughters to me,
says the Lord Almighty.”
Since we have these promises, beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from every defilement of flesh and spirit, making holiness perfect in the fear of God.
Believers of every religion cannot unite themselves spiritually! The only One who can unite us is Jesus Christ!
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I read this and the 4 next most recent of your posts and I must say that they are all very good. Short and to the point; which I like.
I look forward to your future posts and may Jesus Christ keep you and your family healthy and holy.