President Editorial

Here is the path to the Lord

We thank God for those who walk along our paths, making ourselves known as sisters and brothers of the world.

The path that every Christian should follow to gain heaven is already marked and clear.

"Then the King will say to those on his right, 'Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world”.
(Matthew: 25 - 34)

Who are they on his right?
Those are the people who looked after him when he was sick, clothed him when he needed clothes, gave him something to eat when hungry and drink when thirsty, invited him in as a stranger and went to visit him when in prison.
The choice is not difficult: Saint Vincent de Paul discovered this truth at an early age; Frederic Ozanam, our founder, lived it; Mother Teresa and many others have put it into practice.
The Society of Saint Vincent de Paul Lebanon is one of the places where one can experience the blessings and live the recommendations of Christ with sincerity and love.
It is at the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul that I learned to put my faith and love for Christ into action.
This is where I felt an immense desire to help those struggling under burdens and met people in need of comfort and compassion when crying or suffering of slow death.

This is where I felt God has anointed my hands to embrace the poor’s isolation and loneliness close to my heart, and where I intend to do the impossible to keep warm hearts aflame, for the good and glory for my God.

Dear friends,
Here at SSVP, there are hundreds of outstretched hands to help the poor rise out of their poverty. Still, these hands need constant “fuel energy” intake to continue the mission.
It is an opportunity for us all to show our love for Jesus in serving and loving him in the poor.
Come, let us be numerous hand in hand to keep darkness and misery away from hundreds of families in need.

Ella Salhab Bitar
President
Society of Saint Vincent de Paul Lebanon

Frederic Ozanam Center, Burj Hamoud, facing the Municipal stadium. Metn. PO Box 16-6449
Tel / Fax: +961 1 500 554 / +961 1 500 664
Email: secretaire@stvincent-lb.org

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