By Fr. Bernard Holzer, aa
The results of the national and local elections are practically known...
Some rejoice, others are desperate. Others wonder, are afraid of violence, many are waiting to know what happens next...
What does Jesus tell us? “Repay to Caesar what belongs to Caesar and to God what belongs to God.” Do not confuse with everything. Take time to reflect, pray, ask for the discernment of the Spirit and above all listen to the poor, the little ones, those who suffer. Put them at the heart of your life and commitment.
Roll up your sleeves, don't wait for six years to act, re-read Pope Francis' encyclicals and try, with others, to implement his teachings. Become Jesus’ disciples and follow him. Become a better person and a better citizen.
Today's Gospel is enlightening once again. Let's take the time to read it and meditate on it.
“I came into the world as light, so that everyone who believes in me might not remain in darkness.
And if anyone hears my words and does not observe them, I do not condemn him, for I did not come to condemn the world but to save the world.
Whoever rejects me and does not accept my words has something to judge him: the word that I spoke, it will condemn him on the last day, because I did not speak on my own, but the Father who sent me commanded me what to say and speak. And I know that his commandment is eternal life. So what I say, I say as the Father told me.” (John 12:44-50)