Each year, Colorado Vincentian Volunteers takes our volunteers to El Paso, Texas and Juarez, Mexico to study the issues at the border. These are a few of their reflections.
What do I know about the common profile of people who sleep in each of these situations- on the street, in a car, in an abandoned building, on friends’ sofas, etc.?
No one can invent a Christology out of nothing. We all receive the traditions from earlier generations. We meditate on the responses from the past about Jesus because some of those answers are definitive. Nevertheless, every time the Christian community answers some questions about Jesus, new questions come up.
Comfort is high among the promises of Jesus’ Kingdom – the Reign of God bringing protection, welcoming, a soothing of painful wounds, a safe harbor.
The Society of St Vincent de Paul (SVP) in Ireland has called for all licensed moneylenders to carry a tobacco-style warning on their advertising and literature.
To be wise and rich before God means, above all, to follow Jesus and to live like him.