This is what a modern epistle looks like–from one community of the Body of Christ to Peter, its Servant Shepherd.
Filipino fishermen improvise a refrigerator boat off the coast of Leyte, recently devastated by Super Storm Hurricane Yolanda.
(Click on the photo to see Reuters photographer Damir Sagolj’s whole series in The Atlantic.)
Take up a collection at Thanksgiving Dinner to donate to Philippines relief through Catholic Relief Services–and while you’re at it, support Naderev Sano, a member of the Philippines Climate Change Commission, who has called for a fast “in solidarity with my countrymen who are now struggling for food back home” — including his own brother, whom Sano said “has been gathering bodies of the dead with his own two hands.”
“In solidarity with my countrymen who are struggling to find food back home and with my brother who has not had food for the last three days, in all due respect Mr. President, and I mean no disrespect for your kind hospitality, I will now commence a voluntary fasting for the climate. This means I will voluntarily refrain from eating food during this COP until a meaningful outcome is in sight.”–Yeb Sano