Monday, January 05, 2015
January is poverty awareness month. As followers of Christ, we are called to be deeply engaged with our world. In the gospels, Jesus finds a time to pull away from the world for prayer and reflection, but he remains deeply engaged with the realities and injustices of the world he entered.
Tuesday, December 31, 2013
The Christmas season is coming to a close. Like the decorations and the festive gatherings, the generosity that permeates our hearts and minds during the Advent and Christmas Seasons is a welcome change of perspective. During Christmas, we act generously towards our family and friends, and we also seek to share generously with poor and marginalized people in our communities in special ways. If only the poverty and injustice that afflict us and our neighbors were as easily put away as the Christmas lights and nativity scenes.