A Penitent Blogger

Mindful of my imperfections, seeking to know Truth more deeply and to live Love more fully.

Quid sum miser tunc dicturus? Quem patronum rogaturus? Cum vix iustus sit securus?
Recordare, Iesu pie, Quod sum causa tuae viae: Ne me perdas illa die...

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Do it

Christianity in the time of Saint Paul was in no position to challenge the horrific injustice of slavery, so in today’s first reading (Ephesians 6:1-9), rather than denounce that evil outright, he challenges individuals on both sides of that divide to think in a radically different way: both slaves and masters need to live as slaves of Christ.

We in our time must do the same and more: doing what we can – prudently and prayerfully -- to challenge the evil of our age with the power of the love and the truth that comes from God in Christ: on the global, national, and structural levels as well as in the small and near things of our daily lives.

Let all your works give you thanks, O LORD,
and let your faithful ones bless you.
Let them discourse of the glory of your Kingdom
and speak of your might.