Week of 17 September 2018

To the wrongs that need resistance, to the right that needs assistance, to the future in the distance: Give yourselves.

~ Carrie Chapman Catt ~

Jesus himself warns us that the path he proposes goes against the flow, even making us challenge society by the way we live and, as a result, becoming a nuisance. He reminds us how many people have been, and still are, persecuted simply because they struggle for justice, because they take seriously their commitment to God and to others. Unless we wish to sink into an obscure mediocrity, let us not long for an easy life, for “whoever would save his life will lose it” (Mt 16:25).

Pope Francis
Gaudete et Exsultate, 90



I pray today for the courage to remain strong in the fight for justice. 

I pray for the willingness to accept the challenges that arise and the perseverance to remain committed.



Catholic Parliamentary

Liaison Office

Jesuit Institute
South Africa

Reflection prepared by Ursula Van Nierop