Thursday, January 7, 2016


spring_forest_sunrise.jpg In his reflection for the 2016 New Year, from this year's Advent-Christmas reflection booklet, Fr. John Rausch, glmy writes:

We're waiting for all nuclear bombs to disintegrate into wild flowers, and for flowers to blossom forth atop hazardous waste dumps.
    We're wondering if Muslims can be treated with respect, and blacks and Jews, Catholics and foreigners can embrace one another as brothers and sisters.
    We're waiting for all human trafficking to cease and for women everywhere to have full human rights as daughters of God and sisters of every other person.
   We're wondering when humanity will open its eyes to the destruction of God's garden and pledge to walk more gently as stewards of creation.
    We're waiting for the needy children of Bangladesh to get fitted for eyeglasses, and for every village in Africa to have pure drinking water.
    We're wondering if people of faith can address people in power so they hear the woes of oppressed workers and the cries of the marginalized demanding less inequality and a more just distribution of wealth. ...
    We know Christ has come, but redemption is not yet complete. The task before us is huge. Still our hearts are buoyant with expectation, because we face the future with Emmanuel, "God with us."

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In Christ's peace,


Johnny Zokovitch

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