“But whom do I treat unjustly,” you say, “by keeping what is my own?” Tell me, what is your own? What did you bring into this life? From where did you receive it? It is as if someone were to take the first seat in the theatre, then bar everyone else from attending, so that one person alone enjoys what is offered for the benefit … Continue reading Whom Do I Treat Unjustly?
In his book, The Holy Longing (pp.189-91), Fr. Ron Rohlheiser says, “In the world’s schema of things, survival of the fittest is the rule. In God’s schema, survival of the weakest is the rule. God always stands on the side of the weak and it is there, among the weak, that we find God.” Given the truth of that, he suggests we might occasionally pray … Continue reading A Lord’s Prayer for Justice
Daily the news reports to us the pain of the world. We see the hungry, the homeless, the refugees, the frightened, the orphaned, the imprisoned, the displaced, the abused, and the wounded. At first glance they may seem to be the anonymous faces of headlines. Andrew at Salt of the Earth offers some convicting words from a beautiful saint reminding us that those are the … Continue reading The Faces of Christ