Where We Stand

Posted: February 28, 2013 in social justice

After graduating, I have continued to learn that much of social justice involves who we stand with.  Jesus gave us his own example to follow as he sat at table with some of the most shunned and despised of his time.  This year I’ve been blessed to work with and live near people who might be considered the “outcasts” of our times.  I’ve eaten Thanksgiving dinner with former gang members, worshiped alongside illegal immigrants, and experienced retreats with homeless men.  My experience as a Jesuit Volunteer has shown me the real meaning of what ministry in the Church is.  It is recognizing that we are all part of the body of Christ, together in kinship.  It is a beautiful thing.  Once we recognize our connection, how can we deny each other love?

 

Who do you stand with?

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