Nothing but the Cross …
Living Words from John Paul II
Edited by Abraham A. van Kempen
Each week we let Saint Pope John Paul II share meaningful signposts to spark socio-economic resolves through justice and righteousness combined with mercy and compassion; in short, love.
6 1-3 "Live creatively, friends. If someone falls into sin, forgivingly restore him, saving your critical comments for yourself. You might be needing forgiveness before the day's out.
Stoop down and reach out to those who are oppressed. Share their burdens, and so complete Christ's law.
If you think you are too good for that, you are badly deceived" (Galatians 6:2-3 The Message Translation).
A conscientious person obeys all things and his or her conscience in every situation and does not silence the inner voice, even if it is sometimes severe and demanding.
One is committed to the good and increases goodness in himself and around him.
One never gives in to evil, in the spirit of the words of Saint Paul: "Do not be overcome by evil but overcome evil by good" (Romans 12:21)
To be a conscientious person means to be demanding of oneself. One rises again and again, as often as one has fallen, and to convert to the new.
Being a conscientious person means being committed to the kingdom of God. God's spiritual kingdom is the realm of truth and life, of justice, love, and peace - within our families, in the communities in which we live, and throughout the homeland.
It also means courageously taking responsibility for public affairs.
It means to work diligently for the common good and not close our eyes to our neighbor's misery and needs, in the spirit of the solidarity of the gospel, "Bear one another burdens" (Galatians 6: 2).
Excerpted and translated from Polish:
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
SHARE YOUR OPINION, POST A COMMENT
Fill in the field below to share your opinion and post your comment.
LATEST OPEN LETTERS
- 08-10Save our mountains
- 21-01His Eminence Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei
- 30-12Support for the Syrian President and the Syrian people
- 05-06To International Community and Leaders around the world
- 03-07Letter of Apology
- 20-05Sace palestine
- 20-05Free Palestine
- 17-05A suggestion for some economics problems
- 15-05Free Palestine
- 04-04A moment of the sound of silence, a prayer for Russia
VIRTUAL POST OFFICE
Latest Blog Articles
- 22-11The Gift of Faith …
- 20-11UN Votes Overwhelmingly in Support of Palestinian Self-determination
- 20-11A Palestinian perspective on the U.S. election
- 17-11Trump or No Trump, Religious Authoritarianism Is Here to Stay
- 16-11On Being with Krista Tippett
- 15-11Open the Door to Solidarity [Unity] …
- 12-11Pastor Robert Jeffress: Biden is president-elect — how should Christians respond?
- 10-11Analysis | In a post-Trump World, Israeli Politics Will Never Be the Same
- 10-11Abbas Congratulates Biden, but Arabs Doubt New President Will Herald Change
- 10-11Opinion | Look at Trump and You'll See the Israelis
- 10-11Analysis | U.S.-Israel Relations Will Continue Comfortably With Biden as President