Finding God's Goodness

Week 41. Attitude of Faith. Building Community.

Valuing others is justice. Seeking justice coupled with the virtue of faith grows our faithfulness.

We are called to live as people of love and hope. Yes, we can and should pray, but our holy scriptures and tradition of Catholic Social Justice Teachings also call us to act.

As humans we become our best when others draw us to be the best version of ourselves. If isolated, we become insular, self-centered, and self-absorbed. We are not meant to live a solitary life. There is a history of social teaching that goes back centuries, providing a compelling challenge for living responsibly and building a just society. It is through our participation in the community that we build justice for our world. 

The call to family, community, and participation is a theme of Catholic social teaching, in which the person is not only sacred but also social. 

How we organize our society in economics and politics, in law and policy directly affects human dignity and the capacity of individuals to grow in community. Marriage and the family are the central social institutions that must be supported and strengthened. People have a right and a duty to participate in society, seeking together the common good and well-being of all, especially poor and vulnerable people.

The world tells us to seek success, power, and money; God tells us to seek humility, service, and love.

Pope Francis

Lord, help me see others through your eyes today and act accordingly. 

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