Justice and Peace


for September 22nd – 23rd, 2014
Memorial of St. Pio of Pietrelcina today

Liturgical texts here



THE readings the past two days speak of the justice and care that is due our neighbour in the way that God deems someone to be just. And that can be summarized essentially in the commandment of Jesus:

You shall love your neighbor as yourself. (Mark 12:31)

This simple statement can and should radically alter the way you treat your neighbour today. And this is very simple to do. Imagine yourself without clean clothing or not enough food; imagine yourself jobless and depressed; imagine yourself alone or grieving, misunderstood or afraid… and how would you want others to respond to you? Go then and do this to others.

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