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This month sees the week of prayer for Christian Unity, taking place from 18 to 25 January, an annual initiative in which churches throughout the world are asked to pray for one another as a way of growing closer. Each year takes a different theme on which to hang these prayers and this year it is from the Acts of the Apostles (28,2): ‘they showed an unusual kindness.’
It is the story of Paul’s ship, in which he is being held prisoner, being wrecked off the island of Malta. A bedraggled Paul and his companions are washed up on shore, where we hear that the locals show an ‘unusual kindness’ to him and his companions. To this day the Church of Malta celebrates this event as the arrival of the Christian faith on their island. Through this kindness divided people are drawn together, strangers become friends.