Who are My Brothers and Sisters

Blog by Sr. Pat Thomas, OP
Blog by Sr. Pat Thomas, OP

Did you have a chance to pray with the readings for today? Even if you can’t get to Mass every day, the readings are online and sometimes will include reflections. Check out www.usccb.org or www.word.op.org or www.catholic.org just to give you a couple of ideas.

For today, October 28, the first reading fits beautifully into the current life of our world. The immigration question all around the world is being debated and fought over and people’s lives are at stake. Politics, economics, genocide, religious persecution and just a lack of healthy living situations are driving people out of their lands and homes in order to seek safety.

We can get caught up in rumors of terrorists and criminals among them and thus deny every one any kind of refuge. We can see these people as brothers and sisters who are in trouble and in need. How can we create humane ways to deal with these two views?

St. Paul reminds us that we are strangers and sojourners no longer. We are all part of the kingdom and there is no need to feel threatened. Gandhi, Buddha, Martin Luther King, Jr. and Jesus are all in agreement. We are all connected. Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.

We are all brothers and sisters. No doubt!

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