January 18-25, 2024
The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity is a worldwide movement among Christians to pray together to promote dialogue among Christian communities. The theme for 2024 is “You shall love the Lord your God…and your neighbor as yourself” Luke 10:27. This theme reflects the connection between love of God and love of neighbor with a particular concern for challenging the boundaries of who is considered “neighbor”. In this pericope, Jesus is questioned as to the path to eternal life. His answer is not to only observe the commandments, but to also imitate the love of God in the giving of self for another. It is a call for charity, mercy, justice, and unity in inter-communal relations.