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Monday, April 7, 2014

Jesus Calling

Before we forget what the Joy of the Gospel is about, I need to keep giving some excerpts but please know that I am now skipping around a bit - one really needs to take time and study the entire document and I want to do that and have bought the book, even though I have it all on the computer. It helps me to have the book in my hands and be able to underline it and pray over it. The other book I am using is Jesus Calling - it gives a daily message from Jesus to the author who listens to Him in prayer with pen in hand.

From the Joy of the Gospel:

I ask God to give us more politicians capable of sincere and effective dialogue aimed at healing the deepest roots – and not simply the appearances – of the evils in our world! Politics, though often denigrated, remains a lofty vocation and one of the highest forms of charity, inasmuch as it seeks the common good.174 We need to be convinced that charity "is the principle not only of micro-relationships (with friends,
with family members or within small groups) but also of macro-relationships (social, economic and political ones)".175 I beg the Lord to grant us more politicians who are genuinely disturbed by the state of society, the people, the lives of the poor! It is vital that government leaders and financial leaders take heed and broaden their horizons, working to ensure that all citizens have dignified work, education and healthcare. Why not turn to God and ask him to inspire their plans? I am firmly convinced that openness to the transcendent can bring about a new political and economic mindset which would help to break down the wall of separation between the economy and the common good of society.


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