The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity is an international ecumenical celebration that takes place annually between January 18th and 25th, culminating with the feast of the Conversion of Saint Paul, apostle.
We are invited to live this divine call by committing ourselves to love God and our neighbors as ourselves (cf. Luke 1:27). A concrete love that is illustrated with the parable of the Good Samaritan. We are all called to live this vocation and it is essential to strengthen our unity as disciples of Christ.
To become aware of the centrality of these commandments is to focus our efforts to carry out the will of Christ expressed in the priestly prayer about to begin his saving passion: “Father, may they all be one, as You are in me and I in you.” . May they also be one in us, so that the world may believe that you have sent me” (John 17:21).
Those responsible for seeking such unity are not only the hierarchs and theologians, but also each and every one of us, all the people of God, who sense that unity seems unattainable through human means. That is why he opens himself to prayer and lets himself be carried away by the Spirit who blows where he wants and directs everyone to where he wants.