Weekly Reflection from CPLO and the Jesuit Institute Week of 30 October 2017
by Paulina French “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere” (Martin Luther King Jr)
The experience of the Babylonian captivity provoked a spiritual crisis which led to deeper faith in God. Now his creative omnipotence was given pride of place in order to exhort the people to regain their hope in the midst of their wretched predicament. Centuries later, in another age of trial and persecution, when the Roman Empire was seeking to impose absolute dominion, the faithful would once again find consolation and hope in a growing trust in the all-powerful God: “Great and wonderful are your deeds, O Lord God the Almighty! Just and true are your ways!” (Rev 15:3). The God who created the universe out of nothing can also intervene in this world and overcome every form of evil. Injustice is not invincible. (Pope Francis, Laudato Si’, n.74)
I ask for the grace to stand up for those who are most affected by the unjust actions of others.
Give me the courage to fight for justice for all especially for those who are the most vulnerable in our world.