Justice Reflections from Fr Claude

12th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Jesus’ calming the storm is the first nature miracle in Mark. Writing about a storm, Parker Palmer says: ‘It swirls around us as economic injustice, ecological ruin, physical and spiritual violence, and their inevitable outcome, war. It swirls within us as fear and frenzy, greed and deceit, and indifference to the suffering of others’ (A Hidden Wholeness). We do not need Jesus to ‘command the wind and the waves’ but who can speak ‘Peace be still’ to the struggle for justice today; to our economic crisis alongside the poor; to our ecological crisis and our threatened existence on planet Earth; to the struggle for equality for women and men; to challenge homophobia, biphobia, and transphobia that threatens to capsize the lives of many young people wondering if anyone cares that they are perishing. 

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Reflections from Fr Claude

11th Sunday in Ordinary Time

In today's Gospel, Jesus describes the hidden growth of seeds. One wonders if he had an outrageous sense of humour or had no clue about farming as mustard sabotages whatever crops are in its path. But the parable is meant to stimulate our curiosity and upend preconceptions.  It is about the reign or ‘reigning of God’ which has no geography takes over like an invasive weed because it is a force or power inherent in and permeating creation and God’s reign occurs out of sight of the powerful.

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