Weekly Reflection from CPLO and the Jesuit Institute Week of 4 July 2016
by Frances Correia
“The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good people to do nothing” – (Edmund Burke)
When we talk of sin we tend to think of the things we have done that have hurt others. However, sin is much more than our particular actions. It extends to what I say and what I think, and significantly to what I have failed to do. When we look at our world today, we see signs of the destruction caused by attitudes of prejudice and discrimination. It is important to search our own hearts, to root out destructive attitudes, to strive to see people as God sees them—created in love. We are called not only to refrain from sinning in what we do, but also in what we say and think. Perhaps most challenging of all, we are called to courageously take action and to challenge perceptions and situations that are discriminatory.
grant me the grace to see every other person as you see them.
Help me to see them created in equal dignity and love.
Give me the grace of generosity and courage so that I may always work for the common good.