Message: Lenten Appeal 2015
Posted date: March 11, 2015
The sharp fall of oil prices has an adverse effect on the economy of our beloved oil producing Malaysia. Low income earners in our country are likely to feel the effect most and become poorer. As if this economic disaster was not enough, Malaysia was hard hit in January with the worst floods in decades. Evacuees numbered more than 200,000. With much of their property destroyed or damaged, many of these victims have also become poorer. We cannot imagine how much poorer the poor ones have become.
Given the situation, the Catholic Welfare Services this year need more funds to help the poor and the needy. Let us contribute generously to their Lenten appeal. In doing so, we not only help the poor and the needy, but also serve Jesus Christ in them and live as true disciples of His. For He says, “Whatever you do to the least of these brothers of mine, you do unto me” (Mt. 25:40).
Archbishop John Ha