9/11: A call to prayer and peacemaking

Fr. Jim Hug has been at the Motherhouse since last year. I’ve been blessed with hearing him proclaim the Gospel & preach twice now. What a gift! The Adrian Dominican Sisters are blessed to have him in their midst! This is truly an insightful sharing by Fr. Jim.
Peace.

PAX CHRISTI USA

Jim Hugby Jim Hug S.J.

A flurry of conflicting realities converged on me this morning in a way I found challenging:

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  • The Gospel at liturgy happened to be Luke 6:27-38: “Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you… Turn the other cheek…. Then you will be children of the Most High, for God is kind even to the ungrateful and the wicked.”
  • President Obama addressed our Christian nation last evening promising to “degrade and destroy” ISIS in Iraq and Syria and anywhere they go.
  • This military effort is in part to protect the vulnerable Iraqis that we pray for every day here at Mass since the Adrian Dominican community where I worship has Iraqi sisters who have had to flee Mosul and are with their families among the displaced and desperate. They wrote to us just a few days ago complaining that “our cries are ignored, and the world…

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