Outreach weekly

February 2018

Feb 15

The Book

Many of us grew up believing that God kept a book with everyone’s name in it, and he wrote down everything we did. We supposed he had one column for the good things and another column for the bad things. When we died we thought he would compare one column against the other and decide whether we could go to...
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Feb 8

Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for justice: they shall have their fill. —Matthew 5:6

This Beatitude is both spiritual and social. To live a just life in this world is to identify with the longings and hungers of the poor, the meek, and those who weep. This identification and solidarity is in itself a profound form of social justice. John Dear, who has spent his life in the struggle against the injustice...
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Feb 1

Help Wanted

“Christianity isn’t a failure; it just hasn’t been tried yet,” is a quote attributed to the British writer C.K. Chesterton. When I read that, I thought, “This man has never been to St. Francis of Assisi Parish in Burien, Washington!” Just this past week I attended three meetings...
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