In the midst of the human condition, including the secularism and individualism of today, God wants to transform you and me by means of the Christian faith. That is how he also transforms the world. We come to know this faith not as isolated individuals, but in and through the Church. Particularly in the parish, we learn that the faith we profess is living truth meant to make a difference in our lives and in those we meet. As we grow in the Christian life and take up Jesus’ challenge of feeding the hungry and giving drink to the thirsty, of clothing the naked and welcoming the homeless, we become a light to the world, a ray of hope, mercy, compassion, kindness and love. When we share this faith, we are sharing everlasting life in the Risen Christ who makes all things new.
About Cardinal Wuerl
Cardinal Donald Wuerl is the Archbishop of Washington and was elevated to the College of Cardinals in 2010 by Pope Benedict XVI. He participated in the March 2013 conclave that elected Pope Francis.
Cardinal Wuerl is known for his teaching ministry and is involved in many education, health care and social service organisations.