A thanksgiving Mass, led by Auxiliary Bishop Joseph Galea-Curmi a week after his episcopal ordination, was celebrated at Balzan parish church, where he has been serving for the past 27 years.
In his first homily as Auxiliary Bishop, Mgr Galea-Curmi said that despite the fact that the community in the village of Balzan had changed over the years, it had remained a caring a loving one.
He went on to say that through Pope Francis, God had asked him to be his servant and to share his experiences with many other people.
Mgr Galea-Curmi prayed to Our Lady to give him some of her courage and strength to always be able to serve God and also to follow her example of appreciating the meaning of life.
He said life within the womb was very dear, as was life outside the womb, the life of immigrants at sea and the life of those who are lonely and have lost all faith.
Love is an expression of faith, without any distinction of race, colour, religion, political party or gender. Love serves and does not use people; love, as St Paul says, helps us overcome sorrow, anger, mud-slinging and arguments.
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