Week of 20 August 2018

In matters of truth and justice, there is no difference between large and small problems, for issues concerning the treatment of people are all the same.

~ Albert Einstein ~

True justice comes about in people’s lives when they themselves are just in their decisions; it is expressed in their pursuit of justice for the poor and the weak. While it is true that the word “justice” can be a synonym for faithfulness to God’s will in every aspect of our life, if we give the word too general a meaning, we forget that it is shown especially in justice towards those who are most vulnerable: “Seek justice, correct oppression; defend the fatherless, plead for the widow” (Is 1:17).

Pope Francis
Gaudete et Exsultate, 79

 

Lord, help me to see the injustices perpetrated around me.

Give me the courage

to always act

in such a way

that justice is promoted,

especially for the people on the margins of our society.

Amen.

 

Catholic Parliamentary

Liaison Office

Jesuit Institute
South Africa

Reflection prepared by Paulina French