Reflection on Sunday’s gospel: A parable that paints a picture of how difficult systemic change is

by Johnny ZokovitchExecutive Director, Pax Christi USA Jesus’s parables, like the one we have today in Matthew’s gospel (Matt 18:21-35), lend themselves to multiple interpretations. For instance, the gospel writers themselves situate the parables into larger stories and use material surrounding the parable to give it a particular slant, a particular meaning. What we most … Continue reading Reflection on Sunday’s gospel: A parable that paints a picture of how difficult systemic change is

Second Sunday readings of Season of Creation call us to patience, forgiveness

by Joseph Nangle, OFMPax Christi USA Ambassador of Peace It is remarkable that so early in this five-week liturgical season the theme for this Second Sunday is a call to patience, non-judgment and forgiveness. And this in the face of the deliberate, selfish and uncaring exploitation of Mother Earth. The expected attitude would be a … Continue reading Second Sunday readings of Season of Creation call us to patience, forgiveness