Two sides of card offered by "Catholics United"
After these elections: less politics, more Jesus. The answer to the “fiscal cliff” is found in our looking to the heavens for the Second Coming as in today’s gospel, erect, unafraid, because we’ve listened to the Last Judgement message of Jesus in Matthew 25:40 —“whatsoever you did to the least of your brothers and sisters, you did to me.” And there is practical evidence the “cliff” is just another manipulation by the powerful of the public’s dire imagination, to keep people so anxious they can’t think straight, and forget that it is in God, not Wall Street, that we trust.
Why was there such fierce animosity and distrust this last election? Where did this come from? Why do those that disagree have to call each other--lost souls? Many crusaders for respecting life, and ending war, competed in disrespecting each others’ persons.
We need to unite the social justice and devotional charity aspects of our churches, which have too often been at odds. They both must work and pray for each other.
Does the right hand of our church know what the left is doing? Or does the left know the right? Our conservative and liberal elements have been placed in pitched battle, especially in this past election season. Yet red and blue we worship in the same pew. If both hands can be clasped together offering each other their best strength, depth and humility, maybe the proposed “new evangelization” can become a reality. “See how they love one another.”
Celtic knot -- by Kathy Brahney