Aren’t we lucky we have a map, a guide, a source of strength and vision to find our way through the realities of our daily life? What, you may ask, are you talking about? I’m talking about the Gospel. Jesus came to show us “…the way, the truth, the life.” He came that “we may have life and have it to the full. Who doesn’t want fullness of life? The question is how– how do we find our way?
In Everyday Christianity: To Hunger and Thirst for Justice, the U.S. Catholic Bishops, in 1998, wrote: “Being a believer means that one lives in a certain way–walking with the Lord, doing justice, loving kindness, and living peaceably among all people. Christian discipleship means practicing what Jesus preached. Discipleship is found in a relationship with Christ and a commitment to his mission of bringing “glad tidings to the poor, liberty to captives, and recovery of sight to the blind, to let the oppressed go free.”
When Jesus sent the disciples out, he sent them two by two. We can’t be peacemakers alone—the road is too lonely, too tough; it may seem impossible. But, together we can work to build the kingdom “on earth as it is in heaven.”
I hope you join the journey. Read the blog. Contribute to the blog; share your efforts to live a certain way—walking with the Lord, doing justice, loving kindness and living peaceably among all people.
What does “living peaceably among all people” mean to you?