How does God’s love abide in anyone who has the world’s goods
and sees a brother or sister in need and yet refuses help?
– 1 John 3:17
As Christians, we are called to love our neighbours and to help those in need. Among those we are called to love and help are the vulnerable in our communities, many of whom are directly impacted by the homelessness and affordable housing crisis that is ongoing throughout our province.
On April 22, Good Shepherd Sunday, I encourage you all to join me, and Anglicans throughout our province, to set aside time to pray, learn, and act, in response to the ongoing homelessness crisis in our midst.
I am asking you all to use the prayers and resources provided by the Ecclesiastical Province of Ontario as they reflect our common concern for compassion, and to make us mindful of the marginalised members of our communities. I remain,
Yours in the faith of Christ,
The Rt. Rev. John H. Chapman
Bishop of Ottawa