Week of 22 October 2018

You cannot prove your worth by bylines and busyness

~ Katelyn S. Irons ~

When we allow ourselves to be caught up in superficial information, instant communication and virtual reality, we can waste precious time and become indifferent to the suffering flesh of our brothers and sisters. Yet even amid this whirlwind of activity, the Gospel continues to resound, offering us the promise of a different life, a healthier and happier life

Pope Francis
Gaudete et Exsultate, 108


Lord, it is so easy

to be caught up

in the things

we have to do and achieve.

Help me to remember

to take time to care

for those less fortunate

than me.



Catholic Parliamentary

Liaison Office

Jesuit Institute
South Africa

Reflection prepared by Ursula Van Nierop