Justice Reflections From Fr. Claude Mostowik

Fourteenth Sunday of the Yea

People sometimes talk about thankless jobs. What about this job description: Requires spending endless hours with people who dislike, dismiss, or reject you completely. Must be able to defend a product that few want and many hate. No vacations; few apparent benefits. Poor pay. Chances of bodily harm, torture and death very high.’ This was the thankless job of people like Ezekiel, other prophets and Jesus.

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Justice Reflections From Fr. Claude Mostowik

12th Sunday in Ordinary Time

June 20, 2021 World Refugee Day


A Moment of Grace

A Prayer for Refugees

God of our Wandering Ancestors,

Long have we known

That your heart is with the refugee:

That you were born into time

In a family of refugees

Fleeing violence in their homeland,

Who then gathered up their hungry child

And fled into alien country.

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Justice Reflections From Fr. Claude Mostowik

11th Sunday in Ordinary Time

For centuries, people in some of India’s mountainous regions, have constructed ‘living bridges’ from the aerial roots of rubber trees which are trained to grow across ravines and rivers. A tangle of roots is develop that are strong enough to support a person and resilient in floods. As the bridges only grow as fast as the tree, to building such a living bridge takes more than a lifetime. This task is passed down from generation to generation with children completing the parents’ work.

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