Category Archives: Hunger & Poverty

no deals on the Day of Judgement

Kudos to the Dayton Daily News for Mr. Peters’ excellent cartoon of the #BLOTUS meeting with Pope Francis. The expression on the Pope’s face is an example of exceptionally true-to-life realism.

I admire Pope Francis as a authentic spiritual leader. He teaches and guides by example as did the man from Nazareth I attempt to follow. A good example is his gifting a copy of his letter on climate change to the #BLOTUS during their recent visit. (If only the President could read…)

What caught my attention, however, was the Pope’s expression during the visit. Normally smiling and laughing, the Pope just could not hide look of distaste (dare I say, disgust) during his time with the first family.

His true feelings for the President of the United States were plain for all to see. But, on the bright side,¬†he didn’t openly laugh at the man as did several of the world leaders gathered at the NATO Summit.

The #BLOTUS might have written The Art of the Deal, but there’s no deals going to be made on the Day of Judgement. Maybe that will bring a smile to the Pope’s face. It certainly brings one to mine.

 

enough for us all…

We all want to help one another, Human beings are like that. The way of life can be free and beautiful, but we have lost the way. Greed has poisoned men's souls; has barricaded the world with hate; has goose-stepped us into misery and bloodshed. Earth has enough for our need, but not for our greed.:

The new Health Care Bill passed by the House  yesterday is yet another example of how power corrupts and the greed of the wealthy knows no limits. Our nation sees less justice with each passing day for the poor, the marginalized, and the powerless.

Those of us who identify with the least of these among us, those of us who try to live lives modeled after the man of Nazareth, know that the answer to injustice is love. And the more radical that love, the more effective it is at ripping through the lies of those in power.

Now is the time for us to demonstrate faithfulness to the Gospel in everything we do and say. Now is when we must not be silent, but speak the truth to those whose disregard for justice threatens those who need it most.