Justice: In the first part of today’s Gospel we find ourselves with those hotheads, James and John. They want some kind of misplaced justice for Jesus, whom the Samaritans refused to welcome because he was on his way to their rivals in Jerusalem. ‘Lord, do you want us to command fire to come down from heaven and consume them?’ Well, no, actually. Love, actually. In the second part of the reading, we learn that anyone wanting to strive for God’s kingdom has to put it above anything else. To do anything else would be unjust to those who yearn for the coming of God’s kingdom of love, hope and justice.
Pray for all who are looking at what has to be done so they too can follow Christ in their daily lives.
Give thanks for all who donate to ABM to help us spread the Gospel of love, hope and justice.
Text: Robert McLean,
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