REFLECTION: We must find ways other than violence to build peace in the world


Bishop Thomas Gumbletonby Bishop Thomas Gumbleton
Pax Christi USA Teacher of Peace

As you are aware, I’m sure, every time we listen to the Scripture readings for our liturgy, we should do that within the context of what’s happening within our personal lives, in our community, our world, so that we can hear God’s word and reflect on it in a way that helps us to determine how we should react to what’s going on.

building peaceAnd I must confess that these Scripture lessons are very important for me because they give me a hope, a sense of what can happen even out of evil, out of hatred and violence and destruction. Something good could happen, but we have to listen, and to follow the way of Jesus. At first, then, I was filled with sadness this week because, as we all know, once more, we’re going to war again. Well, we say…

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