Justice Reflections From Fr. Claude Mostowik

26th Sunday of the Year

Wherever we look, we see and experience inequity and injustice motivated by greed for land, money, and resources. It happens in Australia and in the Philippines, and in the Amazon region, it often leads to impoverishment, displacement and death for peasants and Indigenous people. We also face a scary future with between 30-50% of all species heading for extinction by the middle of this century and 99% currently threatened species are at risk from human activities.

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Justice Reflections From Fr. Claude Mostowik

Reflections for 25th Sunday 

We often hear that people who do not work are not entitled to welfare which reflect a mean-spirited judgmentalism. Our own narrow and mean plans, often expressed through government policies, reflect an image of God that is mean and vengeful. Jesus proposes a different way. He overturns our pre-calculations because of his experience of God’s love and goodness. God’s Reign is different to the way of the world where the principles of usefulness, greed and self-promotion rule.

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Justice Reflections From Fr. Claude Mostowik

Twenty Fourth Sunday of the Year

Today’s gospel is very confusing and illustrates what is wrong with religion where it has been used to justify violence, guilt, fear and economic exploitation and presents an intimidating, punishing, torturing and unforgiving God. Sit with the discomfort and challenge of today’s good news in the Gospel of Matthew. We live with conflict, injury, pain in a world where we see the lengths of inhumanity people can go.  

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Justice Reflections From Fr. Claude Mostowik

23rd Sunday of the Year

We are constantly reminded that we are interconnected with all living things and creation. We keep this in mind as we reflect on the readings and celebrate 2020 Season of Creation. The emphasis is on reconciliation, communion, not punishment.

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Justice Reflections From Fr. Claude Mostowik

Twenty Second Sunday of the Year

Despite complaints that things are going downhill, we still encounter people who refuse to be conformed to the world’s standards and show through their commitment God is passionate about people and cares about what we do to one another. Jeremiah offers a window into being engaged prophetically and vulnerability is part of the experience.

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