Week of 13 August, 2018

The cancer that demands our urgent attention is corruption and poverty.

~ Miriam Defensore-Santiago ~

Experience shows how easy it is to become mired in corruption, ensnared in the daily politics of quid pro quo , where everything becomes business. How many people suffer injustice, standing by powerlessly while others divvy up the good things of this life. Some give up fighting for real justice and opt to follow in the train of the winners. This has nothing to do with the hunger and thirst for justice that Jesus praises.

 

Pope Francis
Gaudete et Exsultate, 78

 

Lord, help me to stand

up against corruption, which is crippling our communities and preventing

the alleviation

of poverty. 

Amen.

 

Catholic Parliamentary

Liaison Office

Jesuit Institute
South Africa

Reflection prepared by

Mrs Paulina French

Paulina is a Chartered Accountant who spent a number of years working for an international auditing firm and with a major retail bank. She is married with two daughters. On the birth of her second daughter she left the corporate world and became a full time mom. She spent a few years doing some consulting work and used to work three mornings a week for the Jesuit Institute.

p.french@jesuitinstitute.org.za
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