Peace & Justice

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

Sunday, January 06, 2008

Building Peace with Justice

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

For Sunday Bulletins on January 13
As the United States faces a seemingly intractable war, an economy in crisis, an imperiled environment, as well as tinderbox situations throughout the world, we crave people who can lead us from this darkness into light.

Today's readings remind us that Jesus came as a light for all nations, proclaiming peace and bringing justice. Just as Jesus submitted to God's will, through our own baptism we have each been called to be light and to use our gifts passionately for the well-being of all. As Gandhi said, "You must be the change you want to see in the world."

Reflection: Do I use my gifts in ways that make me a sign of hope to the world?