This blog will offer weekly reflections based on the lectionary readings. The theme will be to connect the Word we hear at Mass to Catholic Social Teaching. By seeing the synergy between Scripture readings and the rich social teachings of our faith, the reflections will encourage us to work for justice as a foundation for peace in the world.
May the reflections encourage you:
To meditate on God’s abiding sense of compassionate justice
To always support the poor, vulnerable and marginalized in our midst locally and globally
To offer hope in the small ways we work for peace in the world
You might use these reflections for your personal prayer time, share them with friends, have your parish include them in their bulletin, print them in a newsletter or use with your faith sharing group.
Blessings on your journey — and may we remember the words of the prophet Micah,” You have been told what is good and what the Lord requires of you; Only to do the right and to love goodness and to walk humbly with your God.” That gives us the strength to live the words of Matthew 25 and feed the hungry, welcome the stranger and comfort the afflicted — for then we do not just hear the Gospel but live the Gospel by empowering people’s human dignity.