Posts Categorized: Justice

justleros: more than nonsense / más que disparates

Upon all A Revised Common Lectionary resource for June 4 By Magdalena I. García All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other languages, as the Spirit gave them ability. – Acts 2:4 Read the full lectionary passages here God enters the scene and the Holy Spirit fills the… Read more »

justleros: more than nonsense / más que disparates

Long live life A Revised Common Lectionary resource for April 16 by Magdalena I. García “He is not here; for he has been raised, as he said.’ —Matthew 28:6a Read the full lectionary passages here They accused him of being a party animal because he shared the table with all kinds of people, but Jesus… Read more »

justleros: more than nonsense / más que disparates

Who sinned? A Revised Common Lectionary resource for March 27 By Magdalena I. García His disciples asked him, ‘Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?’ —John 9:2 Read the full lectionary passages here “Who sinned?” we ask as we stare at the riffraff in line crowding the market with… Read more »

justleros: more than nonsense / más que disparates

Beatitudes for today A resource for Sunday’s liturgy based on Matthew 5:1-12 by Magdalena I. García “Blessed are the merciful, for they will receive mercy.” —Matthew 5:7 Happy are those who abandon the politics of division and fanaticism, and instead promote policies of unity and tolerance. Happy are those who reject promises of grandeur and… Read more »

Unglued church

Is believing enough? Acting in faith requires risk By Mark Roth Once again, verses from the daily reading of the Revised Common Lectionary fell into my lap at just the time I needed it. The writer of James asks: “What good is it, my brothers and sisters, if you say you have faith but do… Read more »

Living in between

Can we do more? Confronting racism early By Abby King-Kaiser I am a campus minister at a predominantly white, Midwestern, Jesuit Catholic university.  In the last month we have been rocked by two very public racial incidents that make our black students feel threatened, unsafe, tokenized and ridiculed (their words, from a Black Student Association… Read more »

justleros: more than nonsense / más que disparates

Asking the right questions A resource for Sunday’s liturgy based on Luke 20:27–38 by Magdalena I. García ‘Now he is God not of the dead, but of the living; for to him all of them are alive.’ – Luke 20:38 It’s all about the brothers, about their future and their breed, while the woman has… Read more »

justleros: more than nonsense / más que disparates

  She keeps coming A resource for Sunday’s liturgy based on Luke 18:1-8 by Magdalena I. García For a while he refused; but later he said to himself, ‘Though I have no fear of God and no respect for anyone, yet because this widow keeps bothering me, I will grant her justice, so that she may… Read more »

Guest Blogger

The blood and the river By Jose Luis Casal Dedicated to the victims of the massacre in Orlando and their families When the blood becomes a river flowers bloom from dead bones. And life emerges beyond the homophobias and hatred speeches from “plexi-glass Christians” without any hopes. When the blood becomes a river fertilizes life… Read more »

TLC: Think like a Christian

Unholy War What just war theory requires us to believe about Jesus By Jeffrey Schooley At the 222nd General Assembly the Peacemaking and International Issues Committee addressed the long-contentious issue of the Just War tradition in Christianity. A recent guest column speaks to some of this deliberation. The concept of a just war and the… Read more »