Weekly Reflection

  • In a world so torn by rivalry, anger and hate, we have the privileged vocation to be living signs of a love that can bridge divisions and heal all wounds.   (Henri Nouwen)

  • If there is no friendship with them and no sharing of the life of the poor, then there is no authentic commitment to liberation, because love exists only among equals.  (Gustavo Gutierrez)

  • When we contemplate the globe as one great dewdrop, striped and dotted with continents and islands flying through space with other stars all singing and shining together as one, the whole universe appears as an infinite storm of beauty.  (John Muir)

  • As you press on for justice, be sure to move with dignity and discipline, using only the weapon of love. Let no one pull you so low as to hate.   (Martin Luther King, Jr.)

  • To be just, it is not enough to refrain from injustice. One must go further, and refuse to play it’s game: substituting love for self-interest as the driving force of society. (Pedro Arrupe, SJ)

  • In truth, the world is now a seamless web from which no nation can disassociate itself.  Every attitude and every action of every nation can affect the welfare and security of every other nation.  (Robert F. Kennedy)

  • Justice grows out of recognition of ourselves in each other — that my liberty depends on you being free too. (Barack Obama)

  • Migrants and refugees are not pawns on the chessboard of humanity. They are children, women and men who leave or who are forced to leave their homes for various reasons, who share a legitimate desire for knowing and having, but above all for being more.  (Pope Francis)

  • There is no worse material poverty than poverty which prevents people from earning their bread and deprives them of the dignity of work.  (Pope Francis)

  • The supreme reality of our time is the vulnerability of our planet.  (John F. Kennedy)

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We are called by God and sent by the Church to reproduce in ourselves:
Christ healing... Christ consoling... Christ always aware of the needs of others.