In his first Eid message to Muslims, Archbishop Justin praised the “joyful” work of building Christian-Muslim relation, posted on his website. Here is an excerpt from his remarks:
Reconciliation is a theme that I have returned to often in these months. Jesus Christ calls us to a restored relationship with God and with one another. There is much in our world and in our history that tries to divide us. Negative events, prejudices and fears build walls that are hard to break down.
But God is greater! We, Christians and Muslims, should commit ourselves to draw on God’s strength for the hard, but also joyful work of building deep, long-term relationships with one another.