Lord God lookdown upon us! Look at this city, this island. Look upon our families.
Lord, you were
not without a job, you were a carpenter, you were happy.
Lord, we have no
The idols want
to rob us of our dignity. The unjust systems want to rob us of hope.
Lord, do not
leave us on our own. Help us to help each other; so that we forget our
selfishness a little and feel in our heart the "we", the we of a people who
want to keep on going.
Lord Jesus, you
were never out of work, give us work and teach us to fight for work and bless
In the name of
the Father, of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.
- Pope Francis, Meeting With Workers in Cagliari, Sardinia,
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