Letter from Father Richard
Jesus is explicitly religious, explicitly spiritual and fully human. When I reflect on governments, even our own, they don’t reflect the humanity that is present in the teachings of Jesus. It is not so long ago that we transported seven year old boys to Australia for stealing a loaf of bread.
Not very advanced in our humanity.
Throughout the world we see the degradation of people and peoples by governments… ethnic cleansing is not a thing of the past, and neither does remembering past sins prevent future ones. I think here of the Holocaust.
In Jesus we are reminded that the author of the world and of our being is God. Render to Caesar what is Caesar’s, and to God what is God’s. If we would wish to raise up our fallen world in this generation let us engage in a meaningful partnership with our God in Jesus Christ.
Let us commit ourselves to Him and His Way rather than to the world, and its values, which tends to destruction.
Have a good week.