Norbert Piché

Norbert Piché is the Directeur national Service jésuite des réfugiés - Country Director Jesuit Refugee Service – Canada


16 posts

    "I am convinced that it is only by embracing our own suffering and that of our neighbor, as pilgrims, that we will be able to live this new life in the manner of Jesus." ...

    "What is Christmas really about?”  Is it really about gathering with our loved ones over a meal and opening up gifts on Christmas morning ?"...

    "All my life, I have considered myself to be a Christian, a believer; I, however, am discovering there is always more to uncover and experience of the profoundness of God."...

    "Whether the person seeking refuge is a genuine refugee according to the Geneva Convention or somebody fleeing poverty, do we not have a father-like responsibility to welcome that person in a loving embrace?"...

    "I started to think about the Prodigal Son Parable.  Of all of Jesus’ parables, this one has always spoken to me the most.  Not because of the prodigal son, but rather the older son.  The one who is resentful.  The one who has obeyed his father throughout his life.  Obeyed, not out of love; obeyed out of a sense of duty and obligation. "...

    "When arriving in our Western countries, refugee claimants ask for our help.  We don’t want to give our help because we will have to invest time and money.  It is time to really look in the mirror and admit it:  We are selfish."...

    ". . . when we fight for justice and peace, there will be consequences.  If we do it violently, as mentioned beforehand, we become as our oppressor.  But if we do it non-violently, we risk not only building a more democratic society, but we also risk changing many hearts, including those of our enemies. "...

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