The current crisis associated with the coronavirus pandemic provides invaluable lessons that will benefit humanity in the future.
Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew said so in an exclusive interview with Ukrinform.
“The lessons we have all learned will have inevitable benefits when we emerge from this crisis. We have been reminded that the world is more than our individual interests and problems, more than the jurisdictions of our parishes and our flocks, more than any church or religious community. We realized that we should always do something more than that which only affects our life or the life of our family, ”said Patriarch Bartholomew.
He noted that we now admire the doctors and nurses who sacrifice their lives to care for others, as well as the actions of representatives of other professions who continue to serve and who help those in need.
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“In the end, we realized that the Holy Scriptures and the saints always knew and declared -” not to love his brother, whom he sees, how he can love God, which he has not seen “, declared the ecumenical patriarch.
He also stressed that the success of those who work hard to counter COVID-19 depends on our participation and cooperation, which is to observe restrictive measures.
According to the materials: ukrinform.ru