|Carving by Arturo Escobar, St. Patrick (Oakland)|
The Ampersand, a blog published by the Catholic Diocese of Camden Life and Justice Ministries, posted a very nice reflection on today's Gospel reading, entitled "Three Thoughts on Sunday's Gospel." I would like to share some excerpts from this piece, but I urge you to read the full reflection.
1) This passage sends us out…
(highlighting a talk from Jack Jack Jezreel, founder of JustFaith Ministries)
Our churches gather people in for liturgy and prayer, education and formation, social events, and more. We often spend most of our time and resources on these gatherings. But parishes are also meant to send us out to live the Gospel mission in the world, especially with and for those who are most vulnerable in society.
2) …to get uncomfortable…
Good Samaritan love also calls us to work to change the structures in our world that perpetuate injustice.
3) …and to look for God in the unlikeliest people and places.
The radical love and service Jesus calls for breaks down barriers and dismisses nobody.
Read full reflection