Monday, March 3, 2014


The peaks of inequality in 1929, 2008 -- the system crashes.  "If you want peace, work for justice" Pope Paul VI
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Last week I mentioned a film which outlines a crisis facing our country.  “Inequality for All” * traces the economic and social demise of the U.S. middle class.  It’s a spiritual crisis also.   Today’s Gospel {Mk 10:17-27} of the rich young man, and the camel-eye-of-needle dilemma, points beyond to the great difficulty our financial elite will have in finding entrance to eternal life.  Holding fast to fiscal power, grasping controls over money and possessions, hinders our openness to God’s saving grace.

  From this Gospel --

Jesus, looking at him, loved him and said to him,
“You are lacking in one thing.
Go, sell what you have, and give to the poor
and you will have treasure in heaven; then come, follow me.”

Our merciful God wants us all to be treasured in heaven, no matter what social strata we come from, but wants us to make it there together, caring for each other by sharing the wealth, meeting each other’s necessities.  For us alone this is impossible; by God's grace it is.

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