Peace & Justice

This is the blog of the Commission on Peace and Justice for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany, New York.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Building Peace with Justice

Building Peace with Justice is a brief, weekly bulletin reflection written
by members of a Public Policy sub-committee of the Diocese of Rochester that links the Sunday readings to Catholic social teaching. Many parishes publish them as space allows.

For Sunday Bulletins on September 23
"You cannot serve both God and mammon," Jesus tells his
disciples. Most of us can reflect on our daily lives and feel
satisfied that our desires are modest. We are not slaves to
our possessions, are we?

Yet, consider the amount of time we spend maintaining our
lawns, updating our computers, shopping for clothes, checking
stock portfolios and strolling the mall. If we skipped those
activities occasionally, think of the hours we might have available
to serve God.

Reflection: Compare the time and resources you spend tending
to material possessions. Do you devote yourself equally to
spiritual treasures such as generosity, compassion and mercy?